Plane forced to land after outbreak of 'sympathy vomiting'

Picture: WTVD
By Ciara Flaherty

A passenger jet in the US was forced to make an emergency landing after an outbreak of "sympathy vomiting" broke out among passengers.

Delta Airlines flight 841 from Las Vegas to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina declared the emergency this morning after several passengers became ill.

"According to radio traffic, a person began vomiting on the plane, followed by five cases of "sympathetic vomiting'," according to WTVD news.

Sympathetic vomiting occurs when the sight, sound or smell of a person vomiting causes others to become nauseated and throw up.

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