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People on flight at LAX report eye, respiratory irritations [Updated]

July 29, 2011 | 11:05 am

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The Los Angeles Fire Department responded Friday morning to reports of people complaining of minor eye and respiratory irritation on an incoming flight at LAX.

Eight people were treated, four of them taken to hospitals as a precaution, fire officials said.

They did not know if those taken to the hospital were passengers or crew memers nor whether they were all seated in the same general area. It was unclear what airline it belonged to.

[Updated at 11:57 a.m.: Airport officials said it was a U.S. Airways flight.]

All seemed in good spirits, officials said.

Officials said it was not an emergency landing, and the Federal Aviation Administration had no information.

Firefighters did not notice any odor or irritant when the boarded the plane.

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