Passengers delayed from disembarking Aer Lingus plane in Dublin after crew takes ill during flight 2 months ago

Passengers delayed from disembarking Aer Lingus plane in Dublin after crew takes ill during flight

The flight landed in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon.

A number of Aer Lingus crew members were assessed at Dublin Airport on Wednesday after they became ill on board a flight from San Francisco to Dublin.

It is understood that seven crew members felt ill while on board the flight, but the pilots were not affected and were able to land the flight as normal.

Flight EI 146 arrived in Dublin without an issue, but the staff on board were kept on the plane as a precaution. Passengers were also kept on the plane until the HSE assessed the situation for a possible public health risk.

In a statement to JOE, a spokesperson for Aer Lingus said: “Aer Lingus can confirm that a number of cabin crew aboard the EI146 flight from San Francisco reported feeling unwell during the flight, and as a precautionary measure, guests were not disembarked until HSE assessed the situation as per normal protocol.

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"The pilots were not affected. The flight landed as normal. The HSE has now completed its standard review and all guests are now disembarking the aircraft."