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BA passengers and crew treated for smoke inhalation after flight diverted

The flight from San Francisco to London was diverted to Vancouver after members of crew became ill.

Image: Yui Mok

A BRITISH AIRWAYS flight from San Francisco to London has been diverted to the Canadian city of Vancouver after members of crew became ill, the airline has said.

25 passengers and crew are in hospital after the plane declared a medical emergency.

Reports say the flight made an emergency landing in Vancouver last night, according to the BBC.

Emergency vehicles could be seen surrounding the craft at the airport at around midnight last night (local time), Canadian broadcaster CBC reported.

CBC’s report quoted a spokesperson for Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, who confirmed that 25 passengers and crew were hospitalised suffering from smoke inhalation.

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