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15 sickened on flight from US Virgin Islands to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Emergency crews responded to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport after 15 passengers and crew members complained of sickness.

US Airways spokeswoman Michelle Mohr said Sunday that seven crew members were taken to the hospital from the airport Saturday night after complaining of headaches and nausea.

The crew had been onboard a plane that had just arrived from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mohr says eight passengers from that flight were treated on the scene and went on to board connecting flights out of Charlotte.

Shortly after the plane took off from St. Thomas, crew members noticed an odor and alerted Charlotte authorities.

Mohr says the plane has been taken out of service. Authorities are investigating what caused the odor.

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