Reports of ‘Sweet Smell’ on Spirit Airlines Flight Leads to Investigation at LAX

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About 20 people reported feeling ill on a Spirit Airlines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles on Thursday leading to an investigation by LAX officials.

Spirit Airlines Flight 404 landed around 12:20 p.m. at Terminal 3, Charles Pannunzio of LAX Media Relations told KTLA.

LAX police were on the scene assessing the reported illness. Less than a hour later Spirit Airlines officials released a statement about the illness, clarifying the situation.

Passengers aboard the plane reported a sweet smell in the mid-section of the aircraft for a brief time, according to Stephen Schuler, a manager with Spirit media relations.

Flight attendants notified the pilots of the odor, but no smell was detected in other parts of the aircraft. The smell dissipated quickly and the flight continued to LAX without further incident, Schuler said.

All the passengers were deplaned and none requested medical attention.

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