Officials: Passengers sick after odor on Southwest flight

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNN Newsource) — One person was transported to the hospital after passengers started feeling ill on a Southwest Airlines flight.

The plane had just left Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Fire officials responded to the airport around 3 p.m. Friday to reports of a strange odor on the outbound Boeing 737 jet.

The flight — which hadn’t yet taken off — returned to the airport after passengers complained about feeling ill.

A hazmat team responded to the scene and investigators emptied the luggage from the cargo hold. 

Fire officials don’t know what caused the odor.

The flight was bound for Havana, Cuba.

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