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Illness on board

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

Enjoy!!

A Boeing 767, was en route from Zurich (Switzerland) to Philadelphia (USA) with 165 people on board. It was cruising at FL340 and everything appeared to be normal. Somewhere off the west coast of Ireland, nine of the flight attendants on board started to become ill. They felt dizzy and nauseous. The pilots decided to turn around and divert to Shannon airport on the west coast of Ireland.
When the plane landed, there were doctors waiting to remove the flight attendants and treat them. Nobody else on board, including the pilots, felt ill.
Passengers were offered overnight accommodation and a booking on another flight back to Philadelphia.