A US Airways flight travelling from Venice to Philadelphia has been diverted to Dublin Airport, after a number of crew members became ill.

The plane was forced to land at Dublin airport at 3.15pm this afternoon after a number of people on board complained of nausea and dizziness. 

Airport emergency services along with paramedics from the HSE were on site when the plane landed.

A spokesperson for the HSE said this evening that nine people were taken to Beaumont Hospital for observation. 

185 passengers were on board US airways flight 715 which was travelling from Venice to Philadelphia 

A spokesperson for the Dublin Airport Authority has said the flight has now been cancelled and the passengers have disembarked.

It's understood the passengers will be accommodated in Dublin overnight as arrangements are made for them to continue their journey.