Delta Passengers Fall Ill, Flight Diverted to Tulsa
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A Delta Airlines flight heading from Atlanta to Denver on Saturday was rerouted to Tulsa after passengers became sick, according to Oklahoma’s News on 6.
Firefighters told the TV station that several passengers aboard Delta flight 1817 had elevated carbon monoxide levels in their blood.
There were initially reports that between 12 and 15 passengers were experiencing nausea, dizziness and headache, the Tulsa Fire Department told News On 6. Hazmat crews and paramedics with the Emergency Medical Services Authority pulled all of the passengers out of the aircraft.
EMSA spokesperson Kelli Bruer told News on 6 that paramedics treated nine passengers. Fire department officials said the fresh air and the administration of oxygen helped the patients to quickly recover.
One passenger was taken to the hospital for hypertension, which was not related to the incident, a fire department spokesperson told the news station.
Tulsa Hazmat crews did not find elevated carbon monoxide levels on the aircraft, according to News on 6.
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