Three Spirit Airlines flight attendants were taken to hospital after they were exposed to fumes while carrying out preflight checks on an aircraft.
New Jersey State Police confirmed that troopers were sent to Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) on December 17, 2023, after the crew members were exposed to fumes around 5:45 am local time.
The Spirit Airlines flight attendants were subsequently taken to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation by doctors.
The news website NJ.com, said Jeffrey Lebron, a detective and police spokesperson, confirmed details of the incident later in the day.
“The Spirit Airline aircraft was empty at the time of the fumes exposure. The status of the three flight attendants is unknown at this time,” Lebron said.
According to the Philly Voice, the flight attendants were on a plane that was due to leave for Fort Meyers in Florida at 6:35 am. The flight was subsequently delayed.
New Jersey State Police have not confirmed what type of fumes the crew were exposed to but have said that the injuries they sustained were not “life-threatening”.
AeroTime has contacted Spirit Airlines about the incident for comment. Local authorities are said to be investigating what caused the flight attendants to be hospitalized.