Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle is forced to divert to Minneapolis as passengers and crew struggle to breathe after ‘strange odor’ fills the cabin

An Alaska Airlines plane from Chicago to Seattle was forced to divert Wednesday night as passengers and crew struggled to breathe.

The Boeing 737-900, which had 114 people on board, landed in Minneapolis just after 7pm where 12 people were treated for breathing difficulties.

An airport spokesman said four crew members were hospitalized and six more were examined by paramedics after a ‘strange odor’ filled the aircraft.