Seattle-to-Calif. flight diverted back to Sea-Tac after crew sickened by odor


    The plane was met at the gate by a fire truck and medics. (KOMO News/Air 4 photo)

    SEATAC, Wash. - An Alaska Airlines flight bound for Orange County from Seattle was diverted back to Sea-Tac Airport after a cabin odor caused symptoms among the flight crew Tuesday morning, officials said.

    According to the FlightAware commercial plane-tracking service, Alaska Flight 1506 departed Sea-Tac at 9:06 a.m. and returned at 9:39 a.m. The plane, an Airbus A320, was met at the gate by a Port of Seattle fire truck after its return.

    Sea-Tac Airport spokesperson Katie Hudson said medics evaluated the pilots and flight crew members. Three members of the flight crew were taken to Highline Hospital to be checked out as a precaution.

    No passengers were affected or reported any symptoms, said an Alaska Airlines spokesperson.

    The flight was canceled, and passengers are being booked on other flights.

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