LINTHICUM, Md. (WMAR) - A sick flight attendant caused a Southwest Airlines plane to land a little early at BWI airport Thursday afternoon.
Officials at BWI airports say a flight attendant fell ill while on a flight bound for Dallas. Southwest flight 709 was approaching it's regularly scheduled stop at BWI when the attendant became ill.
The plane landed safely and no passengers were injured in the process. As a precaution crews from the Anne Arundel County's Hazmat team responded to the area and found that a cleaning solvent was responsible for the attendant's sickness.
All of the 139 passengers were transferred to a different Southwest plane and are scheduled to leave BWI shortly to continue to their destination.
The flight attendant was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center to be checked out.
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