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Weird smell forces American Airlines flight to make emergency return to Charlotte

An American Airlines flight was forced to return to Charlotte mid-flight because of an odor.
An American Airlines flight was forced to return to Charlotte mid-flight because of an odor. WBTV

An American Airlines flight headed to the Dominican Republic was forced to turn around mid-flight and return to Charlotte because of an odor Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple media reports.

American Airlines flight 1965 left Charlotte Douglas International Airport shortly before noon with 183 passengers. The flight was headed to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and the odor was detected about 40 minutes after takeoff, according to WSOC.

The flight returned to Charlotte around 1:30 p.m., and a flight attendant was taken to a hospital for evaluation, according to multiple media reports.

Two passengers were evaluated but were okay, Observer news partner WBTV reported. Passengers were able to board and depart again at 3:45 p.m., according to the station.

LaVendrick Smith: @LaVendrickS

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