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Boris Johnson Still Has a Bazooka at His Disposal
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- It turned out last week that the key to getting a new Brexit agreement in Brussels wasn’t so complicated: Boris Johnson simply gave in on a couple of major negotiating red lines and then declared victory. He’ll have a much harder...
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Three people hospitalised by chemical leak on board American Airlines plane

Three people hospitalised by chemical leak on board American Airlines planeThree people have been hospitalised after a cleaning product leaked on an American Airlines flight forcing it to make an emergency landing in Dublin. The plane was less than an hour into its flight from London Heathrow to Philadelphia when two crew members fell unconscious due to the powerful smell. Several passengers complained of burning eyes and skin irritation and one traveller was also taken to hospital in Ireland. 287 passengers and 12 Philadelphia-based crew members were on board flight AA729, which had been cleared for take off despite concerns over the leaked liquid. Reports suggest the product was left behind in one of the bathrooms. In audio from the cockpit, the pilot explained that although the product is believed to be non-toxic, the crew required immediate assistance.  He said: "We’ve actually covered the container of the substance. It was a cleaning product that was used at London Heathrow, if you wait a moment I actually have a picture of the container that I have in a plastic bag.  "It was spilled and for some reason the container itself was left behind in the aircraft in one of the lavatories and continued to seep into the carpeting and produce what I’m told is not, it is not a toxic substance. "We require paramedics to come on board the airplane and render immediate assistance. We’ve had two of our flight crew staff made, excuse me, the cabin staff have actually lost consciousness, but I think they’re back to a state of consciousness just now and there are general complaints about burning eyes and skin problems." The pilot added that the leaking product was an aircraft interior cleaner made by Callington, a leading specialty chemicals manufacturer.  One passenger told The Telegraph the plane had been delayed at Heathrow whilst reports of an "unusual smell" were investigated.  He said: "Before take off the captain came on the loudspeaker saying the flight attendants had reported an unusual smell, and the flight was delayed while they investigated. They must've judged it safe because we flew out after, only to be rerouted to Dublin a short time later." @AmericanAir There aren't even chairs, we're not allowed to leave this area where we're penned in like cattle, and we've not been fed by the likes of you since boarding four plus hours ago. You're the worst. pic.twitter.com/PqnelJ2P2u— Philip Ott (@Blasphevism) October 21, 2019 He added that the flight's 287 passengers were "penned in like cattle" at Dublin airport before been taken by bus to stay overnight in a hotel. They have not been told when they can expect onward travel.  Another passenger expressed concern for others onboard, calling the incident a "sickness outbreak".  Ok, so this hasn’t quite gone to plan. Chemical spillage has led to sickness outbreak and an emergency landing in Dublin. firecrewparamedicspolice— Katie Phillips (@KatieHJP) October 21, 2019 A statement released by American Airlines said: "American Airlines flight 729 from London Heathrow to Philadelphia diverted to Dublin due to an odor caused by a spilled cleaning solution in the galley." "The flight landed safely in Dublin at 1:15 p.m. local time, and taxied to the gate." "Medical personnel have met the aircraft to evaluate any crew members or passengers who may need additional assistance." The Telegraph has contacted Callington for comment.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.


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Why Watchmen Boss Damon Lindelof Is Addressing “True Fans” Now
Damon Lindelof knows there are people out there who immediately balked at his Watchmen series. In fact, the Lost and The Leftovers executive producer initially balked at the idea. But in a lengthy...
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Former SS camp guard tells court he's "haunted" by killings
A 93-year-old German former Stutthof guard on trial in Hamburg on thousands of counts of accessory to murder testified Monday he regrets having served in the Nazi concentration camp. Bruno Dey, a former SS private, told the court that "the images of m...
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Will 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’s Laura and Aladin Overcome the “Petty Arguments”?
Turns out it wasn't quite happily ever after for Laura and Aladin on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way. Weeks after the two had their wedding ceremony (they were previously married so...
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The Crown Season 3 Trailer Teases Major Changes for the Royal Family
There's a new queen in town. The first full trailer for The Crown season three is here, and it gives your first solid look at Oscar winner Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, her first of two...
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Rekindled Romances and Gifted Keys on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days
Just when you think Caesar is out, Maria pulls him back in! In the Sunday, Oct. 20 episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, cameras caught up with Caesar after his botched...
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Let’s Break Down the Watchmen Premiere
Who watches the Watchmen? Well, if you're reading this, chances are you! There's also a chance you're just mighty curious what the new HBO series from Damon Lindelof is all about and...
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From Watchmen to The Lord of the Rings: All the Shows Hoping to Be the Next Game of Thrones
The Iron Throne may have been destroyed in the end, but the game of thrones is far from over. We're talking, of course, about the TV industry's quest to recapture even an eighth...
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How John Krasinski Firmly Left Jim Halpert in the Past
When you're a struggling actor, just starting out in this crazy business of show, there's but one dream: To land that one role, find that one character that'll allow you to...
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