April 1st, 2011
01:37 PM ET

Jetliner makes emergency landing after passengers faint

An American Airlines 737 jetliner with 134 passengers aboard made an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, Friday morning after passengers became ill and at least two fainted, CNN affiliates in Dayton reported.

Shortly after American Flight 547 left Reagan National Airport in Washington bound for Chicago, two flight attendants reported feeling dizzy, WDTN reported, citing American spokesman Tim Smith. Pilots dropped oxygen masks in the cabin, but at least two and as many as four passengers fainted, according to the CNN affiliate reports.

Six passengers received medical treatment after getting off the plane in Dayton and two were taken to a hospital, WHIO reported. It said the remaining passengers were being held in a sterile room in the  Dayton airport.

The jet may have had depressurization problems, WHIO reported, citing an airline spokesperson.

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  1. Glorius

    Could it be that this people were simpll sleeping and didn't actually faint ?

    April 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SarahPalin

    I can see Toledo from here.

    April 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lemieux


    April 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Todd Palin

    Get off the GD message boards Sarah, you're making yourself look like an even bigger a$$.

    April 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. This Much I Know

    AA is not charging for air on their flights, let's don't be ridiculous. They provide all the air you want at no extra cost. Now if you want 16% oxygen in your air, you will have to pay the $25 ticket fee pre adult passenger and $12.50 per child, people. If you want your oxygen filtered clean, that's an additional $5 ticket fee for all passengers, regardless of age. Have a nice flight and thanks for flying American Airlines!

    April 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Security checkpoint

    Sterile rooms, as far as airports go, typically are just referring to a holding area post-security/i.e.past the security checkpoint. Probably just a gate lounge area.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. DC2003

    We haven't been flying AA for some time now, even let our AAdvantage miles expire.
    Can always get a better rate on several other airlines, even accounting for the checked baggage fee's.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mike

    I wonder what they will add to the carry-on ban list now, to make flying even more enjoyable than it already is.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jokey

    Sounds like another X-File case.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. liz

    April Fools y'all

    April 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sarah

    Cr*m it, Todd! Go ride your snowthingy!

    April 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tiny

    I wonder if Stephen King had anything to do with it. Can anyone say Langoliers?

    April 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Matt

    I can't even comment. I'm still catching my breath from Kenny's hilarious free oxygen joke.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. goss

    Rumack: You'd better tell the Captain we've got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
    Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?
    Rumack: It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tom

    Must have been a real emergency, that's the only reason I can think of to land in Dayton.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
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