Florida-Bound Flight Diverted Due To Chemical Odors On Plane

A Spirit Airlines plane bound for South Florida from New York was Thursday evening after a chemical odor was noticed on board. 

Officials say up to 10 people received medical help following the incident. 

Spirit Airlines said Flight 779 left LaGuardia in New York City around 8:30 p.m. Thursday headed to Fort Lauderdale. 

The flight was diverted to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, around 10 p.m.

Myrtle Beach Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Evans told news outlets between seven and 10 people complained of medical problems and one person was taken to a hospital.

About 220 passengers on the plane waited on the tarmac while fire officials searched the plane but found no hazardous materials.

Spirit said a replacement aircraft with the passengers left Myrtle Beach around 3:30 a.m. Friday and arrived in Fort Lauderdale around 4:45 a.m.

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