Sick Passengers Hospitalized As Flight Lands in Chicago

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013  |  Updated 5:13 PM CDT
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Two people were hospitalized after a flight from Germany landed at O’Hare International Airport Saturday. Susan Carlson reports.

Two people were hospitalized after a flight from Germany landed at O’Hare International Airport Saturday. Susan Carlson reports.

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Several sick people were removed from a plane, two of them hospitalized, after a flight from Germany landed at O’Hare International Airport Saturday night.

Lufthansa Flight 432 from Frankfurt, Germany but was quickly diverted to London after a passenger became ill.

Airline spokesman Nils Haupt said a passenger complained of a heart issue and three doctors who happened to be on board the plane began treating him. The doctors decided the passenger needed medical attention and he was taken off the flight in London for treatment.

After some delay, the plane continued to Chicago, landing at O’Hare just after 10 p.m. Saturday, several hours behind schedule.

Witnesses said after the plane left London at least five other elderly passengers complained of chest pains and nausea.

"Somebody was really sick," said passenger Leo Sulas.

Haupt said sometime after the flight resumed, more elderly passengers began complaining of heart issues.

The doctors on board began treating the elderly passengers, Haupt said.

“It appears the issues were not related to each other," he said.

It was not clear Sunday morning what caused the illness, but emergency crews were waiting near the gate in Chicago and the sick passengers were removed from the plane.

Two passengers were transported to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, according to Chicago Fire Media.

They were listed in good condition Sunday morning

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