Frontier passengers complain of fumes at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

8:18 PM, Feb 22, 2013   |    comments
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By Art Holliday

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - So much of the travel troubles we've been talking about the last couple of days have to do with snow and ice, but some vacationers on their way from St. Louis to Mexico needed medical attention after complaining of a strong odor on their Frontier Airlines jet.

There were 99 passengers on Flight 9 from St. Louis to Huatulco, Mexico. The plane was being de-iced, and that's when passengers started complaining of fumes affecting their eyes and throats according to our tipster.

None of the passengers was taken to the hospital, but paramedics flushed the eyes of eight passengers inside the Lambert terminal.

Maintenance checked the aircraft, aired it out, and sent the plane on its way.

"This morning passengers safely de-planed an aircraft at the gate in St. Louis due to complaints of a strong odor. As a precaution, paramedics evaluated each passenger. All passengers re-boarded the flight and it's now en route to its original destination," said Kate O'Malley with Frontier Airlines.

Frontier could not confirm that the de-icing material is what caused fumes inside the plane.



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