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(PHILADELPHIA) – A flight from Israel bound for Pennsylvania’s largest city had to be diverted after several people on-board fell ill.

US Airways Flight 797 from Tel Aviv bound for Philadelphia made an emergency landing at 1:38 a.m. on Saturday in Rome, according to ABC News affiliate WPVI-TV.

Two passengers and 14 crew members complained of an odor. They were treated and released from a Rome Hospital, WPVI-TV reports.

The Airbus A-330 had 129 passengers and 14 crew members on-board at the time. Those passengers were transferred onto different flights.

The cause of the odor has yet to be determined.

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