30 Cruise Passengers Fall Ill on United Airlines Flight to Texas

30 Cruise Passengers Fall Ill on United Airlines Flight to Texas
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A Unit­ed Air­lines flight from Cana­da to Texas encoun­tered a med­ical emer­gency mid-air on Fri­day. 30 pas­sen­gers, part of a larg­er cruise group, expe­ri­enced flu-like symptoms.

Sudden Illness on United Airlines Flight

The Boe­ing 737 Max flight, which orig­i­nat­ed in Van­cou­ver, land­ed safe­ly at Hous­ton’s Bush Inter­con­ti­nen­tal Air­port, where emer­gency respon­ders were wait­ing. Unit­ed Air­lines con­firmed 163 pas­sen­gers and 6 crew mem­bers were on board.

First respon­ders exam­ined 3 pas­sen­gers but deter­mined none required hos­pi­tal­iza­tion. Hous­ton Fire Depart­ment offi­cials report­ed the ill­ness seemed linked to the pas­sen­gers’ recent cruise, with nau­sea being the pri­ma­ry complaint.

Unit­ed Air­lines con­firmed the inci­dent and stat­ed the plane would under­go a deep clean­ing before return­ing to ser­vice. This isn’t an iso­lat­ed event; in May, a Con­dor Air­lines flight from Mau­ri­tius to Frank­furt expe­ri­enced a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion with 70 pas­sen­gers report­ing nau­sea and vomiting.

The cause of the ill­ness on the Unit­ed Air­lines flight remains under inves­ti­ga­tion by the air­line. While the sick pas­sen­gers dis­em­bark­ing caused pan­ic, the plane land­ed safe­ly, and no pas­sen­gers required hos­pi­tal­iza­tion. Unit­ed is tak­ing all nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions, includ­ing a deep clean­ing of the aircraft.

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