The Alaska Airlines flight between Chicago and Seattle is forced to drift on Minneapolis as passengers and crew struggle to breathe after a "strange smell" has spilled into the cabin
- An Alaska Airlines plane was traveling from Chicago to Seattle on Wednesday night
- Boeing 737-900 hijacked in Minneapolis after a "strange smell" filled the cabin
- Ten crew members and two passengers were struggling to breathe and were treated
Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
An Alaska Airlines plane linking Chicago to Seattle was forced to turn away Wednesday night as passengers and crew struggled to breathe.
The Boeing 737-900, which had 114 people on board, landed in Minneapolis shortly after 7 pm, when 12 people were treated for breathing difficulties.
An airport spokesman said that four crew members had been hospitalized and that six others had been examined by paramedics after a "strange smell" had formed in the aircraft. 39; air.
Ten members of the Alaska Airlines crew and two passengers had to be treated Wednesday night for their breathing difficulties after a "strange smell" as a plastic burn invaded the cabin (file)
Two passengers were also examined at the airport, according to NBC.
Alaska Airlines said the smell "looked like burnt plastic" and that she was currently looking for the source.
Passengers and crew members who did not need hospital care were offered various flights to Seattle, the airline said.
The flight had to go from Chicago to Seattle but was forced to drift onto Minneapolis because the passengers and crew had trouble breathing