A flight attendant becomes ill aboard a Southwest Airlines flight that landed at BWI Thursday afternoon.
LINTHICUM, Md. - A flight attendant became ill Thursday aboard a plane, prompting an investigation by hazardous materials crews in Maryland.
Anne Arundel County and BWI hazmat and fire crews boarded the aircraft to sample the air, trying to determine whether anything unusual was in the air. There's no conclusive information as of 6:30 p.m., BWI spokesman Jack Cahalan said.
Authorities have yet to determine a cause for the flight attendant's illness, or the identity of the possible substance aboard the plane. The flight attendant was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center for treatment.
As a precaution, crews also checked the pilot to determine whether he had any health issues. The passengers deplaned safely, and there were no illnesses reported among them, Cahalan said.
The passengers were moved to another gate to continue on their flight to Chicago on another aircraft.
There were 139 people aboard the plane, including the crew.
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