American Airlines said the incident stemmed from an unspecified mechanical issue, and that the plane would be taken out of service. Officials told WCVB that one passenger and three crew members were sent to local hospitals for evaluations.
Passengers who were forced to evacuate were left with a nearly four-hour delay while waiting for another plane.
A “mechanical issue” on an American Airlines flight in Boston sent four people to the hospital on Monday, according to reports.
Flight 1719 was scheduled to travel from Boston to Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday afternoon, but was forced to return to the Boston airport gate and evacuate after passengers noticed an odor in the cabin.