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Flight 1674 from Orlando to Philadelphia landed safely at Raleigh-Durham with 230 passengers and seven crew members.
JUST IN: new pictures from passenger on board flight from @MCO to @PHLAirport that diverted to @RDUAirport. He tells me he’s grateful @FlyFrontier took the proper precaution to get him and his family home. 3 people taken to local hospital for evaluation. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/eVtFhqUB2f— Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) August 16, 2018
A total of eight people - including a flight attendant - complained of illness. Three of them were taken for treatment, Wake EMS told ABC11.
"In this kind of situation, anyone requesting a medical evaluation receives one," said Richard Oliver, a Frontier spokesman. One flight attendant requested to be taken to the hospital."
A number of people requested medical assistance on board of flight bound for Philadelphia from Orlando. Emergency stop made here at @RDUAirport because of unknown odor in the cabin. #abc11 pic.twitter.com/zmyCz54iDO— Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) August 16, 2018
"Safety and security of our crew and guests is our number one priority," the spokesperson said.
Emergency lights in distance here at @RDUAirport. We’ve learned a @FlyFrontier plane heading to Philadelphia from Orlando made an emergency landing here cuz of an odor in the cabin. #abc11 pic.twitter.com/prtxqW7qwR— Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) August 16, 2018
The plane taxied to the gate under its own power.
"A new aircraft is being sent to continue the flight," Oliver said. "It will be departing Orlando shortly to ferry to RDU to pick up passengers."