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Boeing 737 Makes Emergency Landing for People Needing Medical Assistance

10PM UPDATE: Officials tell Local 15 a total of five crew members and 15 passengers were on board the Boeing 737 that made the emergency landing at Mobile Regional Airport Friday evening.

Authorities say some people on board were complaining of eye irritation or difficulty breathing.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the registered owner of the plane is Wells Fargo Bank.

One person was taken to the hospital for high blood pressure. Officials say that is unrelated to the incident.

8:30PM UPDATE:
Officials tell Local 15 investigators are looking at the possibility that hydraulic fluid leaked into the ventilation system of the Boeing 737, causing problems inside the planes cabin.

Mobile Fire Department spokesperson Steve Huffman said nine people were treated on the scene after complaining about eye irritation. Huffman said all are okay.

The one person taken to the hospital was suffering from high blood pressure, according to Huffman.

Local 15 News will have a live report on UTV 44 at at9pm and on Local 15 News at 10.

UPDATE: Officials say one passenger has been transported to a local hospital.

UPDATE: Officials tell Local 15 News the plane is on the ground at Mobile Regional Airport. They say the plane is a 737, not a 747.
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MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Mobile Fire-Rescue is reporting that a 747 is in bound to Mobile Regional Airport. The 10 passengers are complaining of eye irritation and difficulty breathing.

Local 15 News is gathering more information.
 
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