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Sickened on WestJet flight

A WestJet flight going to Houston from Calgary was grounded and a woman aboard a plane was taken to hospital after being exposed to de-icing fluid.

The company says crews were de-icing the aircraft when the fluid got into the air conditioning system and smoke appeared in the cabin.

Emergency Medical Services says they were called to Calgary International Airport around 7:20 a.m. Sunday to treat a woman working on the flight.

EMS spokesman Adam Loria says the woman was taken to hospital in stable, non-life threatening condition.

The Calgary-based airline said another crew member also sought medical attention as a precaution.

WestJet said no passengers were hurt, but they emptied the plane and passengers were rebooked for a flight leaving 2 1/2-hours later.

“A fulsome review is being conducted with our de-ice crews in YYC to learn what happened and to prevent reoccurrence," said spokeswoman Lauren Scott.

"These findings will be shared amongst all of our de-ice crews across our network."



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