Flight makes emergency landing in Miami due to chemical smell

MIAMI (HPD) — An American Airlines flight from Miami to Barbados returned to the airport after a strong chemical odor filled the cabin, authorities said.

Flight 338 departed Miami International Airport on Wednesday night but had to turn back because of vapors from a passenger’s carry-on luggage, spokesman Greg Chin told The Associated Press.

The passengers and crew exited the plane at the airfield and were evaluated by Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue, Chin added. They were then transported by bus back to the terminal.

American Airlines said in a statement that all passengers were offered hotel accommodations. The flight was rescheduled for Thursday morning.

It was not immediately clear how many passengers were on the plane.

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