Plane carrying sick, vomiting passengers lands at PHL

Flight encounters turbulence, several sick passengers at PHL Flight encounters turbulence, several sick passengers at PHL 00:38 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “Moderate turbulence” left several sick passengers on a flight to Philadelphia International Airport, American Airlines officials confirmed with CBS Philadelphia . Crews from the Office of Emergency Management and the CDC responded to PHL for the flight’s arrival to check on the passengers who reported being ill and vomiting. “The captain mentioned there was a weather system forming around us,” a passenger on the flight told CBS Philadelphia. “It was quite bad, and he requested permission to go up and down and that was denied. It was just really bumpy. It was just inconsistent. It was noisy from every direction.”It was quite bad.”The American Airlines flight landed shortly after 8:45 pm Thursday from St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. A representative with American Airlines issued the following statement: “American Airlines flight 2528 encountered moderate turbulence while en route from St. Thomas, USVI (STT) to Philadelphia (PHL). The aircraft landed safely and out of an abundance of caution was met by first responders before taxiing to the gate.”No one has been taken to a hospital.Airport officials say there was no impact on service. CBS3 Staff The CBS3 Staff is a group of experienced journalists who bring you the content on for reading CBS NEWS.Create your free account or log in for more features.

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