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Unknown Odor From Inbound Plane Causes Breathing Problems At WRWA

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Crews were called out to Will Rogers World Airport (WRWA), around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, due to a report of an inbound plane with an unknown odor coming from the cockpit. 

OKC Fire said the inbound plane was able to land safely at the airport. WRWA Fire Department cancelled the OKCFD units. 

A short time later, members of OKC Fire were requested to assist with patients at the airport due to breathing problems. 20-25 passengers on board a JetBlue flight were treated for breathing problems associated with an unknown odor on the plane. 

At least 8 ambulances were called to the scene, and used oxygen tanks on several passengers. An unknown amount of passengers were transported.

Authorities later determined the odor came from the back of the JetBlue plane, instead of the front. The JetBlue plane was originally scheduled for travel from California to Florida. The flight was diverted to WRWA at 2:22 a.m., according to FlightAware. A plane from New York headed to WRWA to resume the flight.

Officials have not yet identified the odor. 

Stay with News9.com or your News 9 app for more information as it becomes available. 

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