Flight Attendants Get Sick on Alaska Airlines Flight

Three flight attendants reported having symptoms in flight on the Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle.
1:42 | 01/13/17

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Now to that airplane emergency. Three flight attendants getting sick on a plane and David Kerley joins us and, David, what do they think happened? Reporter: Well, a passenger says the pilot told them this was a de-icing agent. It happened on descent. Flight attendants reportedly saw and smelled a white powder. Emergency crews at the ready for the Alaska airlines jet in San Jose after three flight attendants were suddenly struck with a mysterious illness. The flight from Seattle touching down with one flight attendant needing assistance. We see the paramedic light and want to clarify that's for the flight attendants. The paramedics are for the flight attendants. Reporter: This photo snapped by a passenger as the flight attendant was taken to the hospital. Felt like -- something was wrong with -- he felt woozy. We don't know what the material was that the flight crew was exposed to but apparently the exposure took place before passengers got on board. Reporter: But the pilot gave the best clue to passengers before landing saying what could have caused the illness. The de-icing fluid they put on in Seattle created some kind of powder that got in the air system and they were checking it out. The de-icing agent came into the oxygen system. Reporter: The pilot told passengers the de-icing agent is nontoxic. Alaska airlines says it is still trying to determine what happened. None of the passengers fell ill. And while Alaska airlines investigates, the passengers are told by the pilot this has happened before, robin, where this de-icing as a white powder

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