Plane returns to NC airport mid-flight due to odor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A plane traveling from Charlotte to Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, turned around mid-flight Wednesday because of an odor on board, American Airlines officials said.

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Airline officials told WSOCTV that Flight 1965 turned around after being in the air for about 45 minutes. There were 183 passengers and 10 crew members on board, according to American Airlines officials.

An official told WSOC that paramedics met the flight upon arrival at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and two passengers were evaluated and cleared. The official said one flight attendant was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

WSOCTV is reaching out to airport officials and medics to find out more about the odor.