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Second time this month that US Airways plane diverts to Dublin over crew illness

Both flights were bound to Philadelphia, having left Venice. The flight crew and passengers were not affected.

A US AIRWAYS flight has been diverted to Dublin Airport after crew members became unwell – the second such incident this month from the same airline along the same route.

Today, the US Airways flight 715, an Airbus A330-200 which was carrying 238 passengers and 12 crew members, was travelling from Venice to Philadelphia when the issue arose.

The plane had to be diverted to Dublin due to three flight attendants reporting medical issues.

The aircraft landed safely at approximately 2.05pm.

The airline said that medical professionals are evaluating the flight attendants and it is re-accommodating its customers on other flights to Philadelphia.

There are no reports of illness from pilots or passengers.

Similar incident

On 10 May, a very similar incident occurred when a US flight 71 from Venice, headed for Philadelphia, was diverted to Dublin.

Again, this was following reports that several of the crew had become unwell.

No passengers or flight crew were among those who reported illnesses.

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