American Airlines Diverts Plane after Illness with Passengers

As the story goes we’ll never know what radiation really does to our bodies, but we know it’s responsible for short term and long issues. It’s evident that something happened this morning on an American Airlines flight 547 bound for Chicago’s O’hare International from Reagan National in Washington D.C. The flight was diverted after more than a half dozen passengers complained of illness and one actually having an asthma attack on the plane and two others being treated at local hospitals in Dayton. The plane was diverted to the Dayton Airport in Ohio.

What are the chances that this is a result of a radioactive plume from Fukushima? That’s a great question, but it’s safe to say there is a good chance it is. These plumes are traveling in our upper atmosphere and a plane doesn’t stand in the way or deter these plumes. If you’ve seen any of the recent plume maps you’ll know that Xenon 133 was expected to be in larger quantities in the atmosphere above the area. As we learn more information we will update the story. This story is continuing to unfold. We hope that it’s nothing more than a few anxious people or a cabin pressure problem, but from initial reports that’s not the situation.

 

A plume map of Xenon 133 in the atmosphere:

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