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Delta: Plane was diverted to Dublin “out of an abundance of caution”

Passengers and crew members had complained of nausea and headaches, due to a ventilation problem.

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DELTA AIRLINES SAYS a flight from Frankfurt to Detroit was diverted to Dublin today as a precautionary measure because of an issue with ventilation.

The craft was re-routed to Dublin Airport just before noon after passengers and crew members complained of nausea and headaches.

An aviation source told TheJournal.ie that the incident was classed as a routine emergency, and that that emergency services attended the aircraft, in line with procedure.

Delta has since released a statement, saying the diversion was made “out of an abundance of caution to examine the source of an odor in the aircraft”:

The flight landed without incident and passengers deplaned normally.

We apologize for the inconvenience and an alternate aircraft has been dispatched for customer reaccommodation.

The safety of Delta’s customers and crew is our number one priority.

Flight 143 took off again en route for Detroit at 7.25pm this evening.

Additional reporting, Daragh Brophy

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