GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. United Airlines says crews did not find any problems with the aircraft that made an emergency landing at Grand Junction Regional Airport Wednesday.
Spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm says Thursday that flight attendants alerted the captain that several passengers reported feeling ill and the captain decided as a precaution to deploy the oxygen masks in case cabin pressurization was an issue.
The Denver to Los Angeles flight landed in Grand Junction Wednesday morning after a passenger passed out, and other began feeling ill. One person was taken St. Mary's Hospital and as many as 20 people were treated on scene.
Dohm says everyone was released soon after. All passengers made their way to Los Angeles through United.
Here is the full statement from Dohm:
"The pilots did not report any aircraft malfunctions in flight, and United mechanics found no technical issues with the aircraft during inspection. When flight attendants alerted the captain that several customers reported feeling ill and that at least one appeared to have passed out, the captain elected as a precaution to deploy the oxygen masks in case cabin pressurization was a contributing factor. A few passengers met with EMTs in Grand Junction and one was taken to a local hospital. All were released soon after and all continued on our flight to Los Angeles.
We thank the crew for their quick actions to ensure the safety of our customers, and we are pleased that our ill passengers were able to continue their travel with us yesterday."