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Alaska Airlines plane returns to gate after leak is found

An Alaska Airlines plane preparing to take off for Palm Springs, Calif., returned to the gate Friday after a hydraulic leak was detected.

Seven people were taken to hospitals after falling ill from breathing the fumes.Flight 570, a Boeing MD-80 carrying 132 passengers and a crew of five, was preparing to push back from the gate when a flight attendant reported to the captain that she smelled an odor of hydraulic fluid, said Alaska Airlines spokesman Jack Evans. A mist of fluid was also visible inside the cabin.

The captain ordered the passengers to get off.