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Flight departed Chicago after passenger removed
BOSTON — An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles en route to Boston was forced to make an emergency landing in Chicago Wednesday night.
CNN reported that American Airlines Flight 202 landed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport around 8:30 p.m. after a medical emergency on board.
“The pilot declared a medical emergency to remove a passenger,” American Airlines spokesman Kent Powell told CNN. “The flight landed without incident. The passenger was removed and transported to an area hospital.”
The 757 was carrying 178 passengers and nine crew members.
Officials said after the passenger was removed from the plane, it departed Chicago and continued on to Boston.
Flight 1266 headed from Fort Myers to Boston
Orlando FL — A bizarre emergency forced a Boston-bound Jet Blue flight to land at Orlando International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
The emergency was declared on Flight 1266 from Fort Myers to Boston after an emergency evacuation slide deployed into the front galley of the aircraft cabin, the airline said.
“We were just cruising along and there was kind of a loud bang and of course it gets your attention,” said passenger Phil Murdoch of Burlington, Vt.
Murdoch, who was sitting nine rows back, described the strange scene that took place about 25 minutes into the flight.
“It filled up the whole front part of the cabin where the flight attendant sits and actually pinned him,” he said.
The slide came in behind the crew cockpit and in front of the seats.
“It basically filled up that whole cavity,” said Murdoch.
“You could see him (the flight attendant) poking his head out from behind the slide after he got his wits about him,” he said. Jet Blue said the flight attendant suffered minor injuries.
There were no injuries to passengers, the airline said, and the plane, an Embraer 190, landed safely at 3:41 p.m.
There were 73 passengers on board who were placed on a new plane to resume their journey.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.