A 2nd American 777 Diverts for Light-Headed Crew & Passengers

by Adam

For the second time in a week, an American 777 has diverted mid-flight due to sick passengers and crew. This time it was American flight 904, a 777-200 flying from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Miami (MIA). The flight was forced to divert to Brasilia after three crew members and one passenger said they felt light-headed according to Bloomberg.

Earlier in the week, American Airlines flight 109 from London Heathrow to LAX diverted all the way back to LHR after a mystery illness struck the crew and several passengers. The plane was above Keflavik, Iceland when the captain made the decision to return the plane back 1,180 miles to London, a trip that’s almost 3 hours.

American says the two incidents are not connected while the NYT questions whether the London incident may be due to engine fumes leaking into the cabin causing aerotoxic syndrome.

See: AA Mystery – Why LHR-LAX Flight Diverted Back to LHR While over Iceland – 1,180 Miles and 3 Hours Away

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Matt C January 30, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Interesting that both of these planes, and also MH370, were Boeing 777-200s.

Ryan January 30, 2016 - 6:23 pm

Americans 777 are filthy. I flew on a 777-300 that was only 6 months old there was DUST everywhere. It was disgusting. Bathrooms were not cleaned thoroughly and galleys and floors were much dirtier than your average 777 ( I know they are all kind of dirty) Americans planes are the dirtiest I have been on. IF they cleaned more thoroughly it would help with disease control and spread of disease. Not to say that is the cause, but it must be considered.


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