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US Airways to inspect plane after irritating smell reported

July 29, 2011 | 12:55 pm

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A US Airways airplane has been removed from service for inspection after passengers reported an irritating smell in the cabin.

Several people on Flight 1431 from Charlotte, N.C., to Los Angeles complained of minor eye and throat irritation. As a precaution, L.A. Fire Department paramedics were summoned to the aircraft after landing.

Two passengers were evaluated at the scene and released, US Airways spokesperson Valerie Wunder said. Four flight attendants went to the hospital to be evaluated, a mandatory practice when there is possible exposure to fumes or smoke, she said.

There were 183 passengers and six crew members on board. Authorities said all seemed in good condition and that no emergency landing was necessary.

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Photo: A plane prepares to land while being framed by the Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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