- A man is in hospital after a flight heading to Tulsa, Oklahoma was diverted to Phoenix’s due to an odor onboard
- Frontier Airlines flight 238 took off from San Diego but landed one hour later
- 17 people were evaluated as a precaution and a 62-year-old man is in hospital
- It’s unclear what the cause of the stench was
A Frontier Airlines jet from San Diego to Tulsa, Oklahoma ended up being diverted to Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday after an unpleasant odor was smelled onboard.
The Airbus A320 aircraft took off from San Diego International Airport at 6:50 a.m. but just over an hour later into the three hour flight it made an unscheduled landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
After the pilot taxied the plane to the gate, most passengers were able to get off.
A man is in hospital after a flight heading to Tulsa, Oklahoma was diverted to Phoenix’s due to an odor onboard (file photo)
Frontier Airlines flight 238 took off from San Diego but landed one hour later
17 people were evaluated as a precaution and a 62-year-old man is in hospital (file photo)
Fire crews evaluated 17 people at the gate who felt ill from the odor with a 62-year-old man being taken to nearby hospital for additional treatment.
Passengers described the unidentified smell as passing ‘through the plane and was then gone’ according to AZCentral.com.
The airline is now investigating the cause of the odor.
Frontier Airlines has released a statement: Frontier Airlines flight 238 from San Diego to Tulsa landed in Phoenix this morning after an odor was detected by a member of our crew. Safety is the priority at Frontier and the decision to land in Phoenix was made out of an abundance of caution.
As is standard procedure, anyone requesting a medical evaluation receives one. Arrangements are being made to allow passengers to continue to their destinations.’