6 passengers fall ill on flight from Germany to O’Hare
SUN-TIMES MEDIA September 15, 2013 10:09AM
Lufthansa passenger jets parked at the airport, in Munich in 2012. (AP File Photo/dapd, Lukas Barth)
Updated: September 15, 2013 9:32PM
Five people complained of chest pain on a flight from Germany to O’Hare Airport on Saturday night.
Lufthansa Flight 432, carrying 309 passengers from Frankfurt to Chicago, already had made an emergency stop in London, where a passenger who had a heart attack was taken to a hospital, airline spokesman Nils Haupt said Sunday night.
After the Boeing 747 took off from London to continue to Chicago, five other passengers complained of chest pressure.
“The cases seemed unrelated,” Haupt said. “Everything was fine with the aircraft, and there were no complaints about food.”
Three doctors who happened to be aboard the plane took care of them until the flight landed in Chicago, he said.
One of the passengers was treated at the airport; none were seriously ill.
Two passengers were taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The plane returned to Frankfurt early Sunday morning, Haupt said.