✈️ The flight attendants were doing a pre-flight check when they became ill

✈️ Three airline employees were hospitalized

✈️ The plane bound for Fort Meyers left just over 3 hours later

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Three flight attendants were hospitalized just before dawn Sunday morning after being exposed to fumes at Atlantic City International Airport.

State Police Lt. Jeffrey Lebron said they were on board an empty Airbus A319 just before 6 a.m. during a pre-flight check. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Lebron did not have an update on their condition early Monday morning or disclose the type of fumes they were exposed to.

What type of fumes?

The flight, which was scheduled to depart for Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Meyers at 6:35 a.m., left three hours later.

Officials did not say how many passengers were on board.


The source of the fumes remains under investigation.

Spirit Airlines on Monday morning did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for more information.

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