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Sick crew forces emergency landing at RDU

Posted April 11, 2011 9:56 p.m. EDT
Updated April 11, 2011 10:50 p.m. EDT

— An on-board emergency diverted Delta flight 1415 from JFK airport in New York to Raleigh Durham International Monday, after crew members got sick, an airport spokesman said.

The plane, an MD 80 aircraft, was headed to Ft. Lauderdale. There were 94 passengers and five crew members aboard, said RDU spokesman Andrew Sawyer. 

He said there was a noxious odor on the flight stemming from an electrical problem that caused the crew to become ill. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the crew reported an emergency on-board and requested multiple medics meet them at the gate.

No one was taken to the hospital.

Delta is making arrangements for passengers, Sawyer said.

No other information was released.