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AA flight to Barbados aborted after onboard incident

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An American Airlines flight from Miami to Barbados had to make an emergency return after fumes reportedly started to fill the cabin.

Flight 338 departed Miami International Airport Wednesday night, but had to return due to a strong chemical odor coming from a passenger’s carry-on item, believed to be acetone.

Passengers and crew exited the plane on the airfield and were evaluated by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, according to the Associated Press.

Barbados Consul General to Miami Rudy Grant, who was on the flight said the fumes affected many of the passengers.

“This spillage which occurred on board occurred probably just two seats ahead of me. And the scent of the acetone was extremely strong. There were some persons who had difficulty breathing, they had to be given oxygen,” he disclosed.

He added that no one reported any serious complications after having the oxygen administered.

The rescheduled flight arrived in Barbados on Thursday afternoon.

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