Nerve Cleaning Agent Sickens Southwest Flight Attendant [UPDATED]
UPDATE 6:37 PM ET: While an earlier report stated that “some sort of nerve agent” had been detected, BWI spokesman Jack Cahalan later told WBAL, “There’s no conclusive information as of 6:30 p.m.”
Authorities detected “some sort of nerve agent” on a Southwest Airlines flight after a flight attendant got sick on a flight to Baltimore, WBAL TV reported.
Southwest Flight 709, a Boeing 737-300 (N657SW) flying from Norfolk to Baltimore, was surrounded by a large contingent of hazmat and emergency personnel after it landed at Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport just after 4:20 pm.
There was no immediate word on the flight attendant’s precise symptoms or the identity of the sickening substance.
Flight 709 is a seven-segment flight, with a Denver-St. Louis-Tampa-Norfolk-Baltimore-Chicago-Kansas City-Dallas routing.