Alaska Airlines confirmed that earlier today, one of its flights bound for Orange County diverted back to Seattle after an odor was detected in the plane’s cabin.
Alaska Airlines Flight 1506, an Airbus aircraft registered as N621VA, departed Sea-Tac for Orange County/Santa Ana at 9:06 a.m. During the flight, the crew reported a cabin odor. As a precaution, the aircraft returned to Sea-Tac at 9:40 a.m.
The pilots and flight attendants received a medical evaluation at the airport, and were then transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
According to the airline, no passengers were affected or reported any symptoms. The cause of the odor is being investigated.
The flight was canceled, and the passengers have been rebooked on other flights.