Emirates diverts US-bound flight to Ireland as passenger falls ill

Emirates aircraft on route from Dubai to Boston makes an emergency diversion at Shannon Airport
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The Emirates plane diverted to Shannon having declared a medical emergency.
The Emirates plane diverted to Shannon having declared a medical emergency.

An Emirates aircraft on route from Dubai to the US city of Boston has reportedly made an emergency diversion to Shannon Airport, Ireland after a passenger became unwell.

Local media quoted a spokesperson for the airport as saying that the plane landed at 1.36pm (UK time) on Tuesday afternoon.

It was diverted to Shannon having declared a medical emergency and landed safely.

The ill passenger was treated at the airport by paramedics before being transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick. No details were given about the condition of the passenger.

The plane later continued on its journey, departing Shannon at 3.19pm.

Arabian Business has contacted Emirates for a comment on the incident.

Source: Arabian Business

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