Flight diverted to Dayton with sick passengers

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio airport official says an American Airlines flight was diverted to Dayton's airport after about a half dozen people on board complained of illness.

The director of Dayton International Airport says the pilot alerted the airport Friday morning that some passengers were complaining about air quality.

Director Terrence Slaybaugh says Flight 547 was traveling from Reagan National in Washington, D.C., to Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

Slaybaugh says one passenger had an asthma attack. That passenger and two others were taken to a hospital for treatment. He did not know their conditions.

He says the plane had about 140 people on board, including the crew. Arrangements will be made to get the other passengers to their destinations. American Airlines did not immediately return messages.

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