13 people fall ill on US Airways flight from Tel Aviv, make emergency landing in Rome

Eleven crew members and two passengers suffered from red eyes and vomiting, according to Italian media reports.

December 6, 2014 15:09

Airplane [illustrative]. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

Eleven crew members and two passengers fell ill on a US Airways flight from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia on Saturday, causing it to make an emergency landing in Rome, AFP reported, quoting Italian media. 

According to the report, the crew members and passengers were suffering from red eyes and vomiting.

A malfunction in the ventilation system of the plane could be to blame but no further information was available. 

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