Medical emergency

Air-India Express Flight Diverts to Abu Dhabi due to Medical Emergency

Saturday, November 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air-India Express Flight Diverts to Abu Dhabi due to Medical Emergency

Air-India Express flight IX-322 made an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on November 15th. The plane heading from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Calicut International Airport, Kerala, India, was diverted after a passenger complained of pain in his chest and vomited blood. The plane landed safely. The patient, Mohammed Salim, 35, was... »

Aeroflot Flight Diverts to Prague due to Medical Emergency

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Aeroflot Flight Diverts to Prague due to Medical Emergency

Aeroflot flight SU-2384 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Prague, Czech Republic, on November 11th. The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Sheremetyevo International Airport, Russia, to Geneva, Switzerland, was diverted after the first officer suffered a medical emergency and became incapacitated. The plane landed safely. The first officer was rushed to... »

Qatar Airways Plane Diverts to Goa After Captain Falls Ill

Sunday, November 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Qatar Airways Plane Diverts to Goa After Captain Falls Ill

Qatar Airways flight QR-507 made an emergency landing in Goa, India, on November 11th. The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from Thiruvananthapuram, India, to Doha, Qatar, was diverted after the captain fell ill. The plane landed uneventfully. All one hundred and thirty passengers and nine crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Air France Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Medical Emergency

Sunday, November 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air France Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Medical Emergency

Air France flight AF-178 made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on November 4th. The Airbus A380-800 plane heading from Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, to Mexico City, Mexico, was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency. The plane landed safely. The patient was rushed to University Hospital Limerick. A subsequent inspection... »

Thomson Airways Flight Diverts to Bulgaria due to Medical Emergency

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Thomson Airways Flight Diverts to Bulgaria due to Medical Emergency

Thomson Airways flight BY-1714 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Sofia, Bulgaria, on October 8th. The Boeing 737-800 plane heading from Newcastle Airport, England, to Larnaca, Cyprus, was diverted after one of the pilots fell ill. The plane landed safely. The pilot was taken to a nearby hospital. Download article as... »

Royal Jordanian Airlines Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Medical Emergency

Saturday, October 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Royal Jordanian Airlines Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Medical Emergency

Royal Jordanian Airlines flight RJ-264 made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on October 7th. The plane heading from Chicago, Illinois, to Amman, Jordan, was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency. The plane landed safely. The patient was taken to a hospital. Download article as PDF »

ShandsCair Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing due to Unruly Patient

Friday, October 6, 2017
By George Hatcher

A ShandsCair helicopter made an emergency landing at Belleview High School in Marion County, Florida, on October 4th. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing after a patient became aggressive and attacked the medical team mid-air. The aircraft landed safely. The 66-year-old male patient was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center. Download article... »

Etihad Airways Pilot Dies During Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam Flight

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
Etihad Airways Pilot Dies During Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam Flight

Etihad Airways flight EY-927 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on September 27th. The Boeing 777-200 freighter plane heading from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, was diverted after the captain fell ill and became incapacitated. The plane landed safely. The captain was pronounced dead. Download... »

Ryanair Flight Diverts to East Midlands Airport due to Medical Emergency

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
Ryanair Flight Diverts to East Midlands Airport due to Medical Emergency

Ryanair flight FR-6696 made an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport, England, on September 24th. The plane heading from Malta to Edinburgh, Scotland, was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency. The plane landed safely. The patient disembarked to receive medical aid. Download article as PDF »

Alaska Airlines Flight Diverts to Spokane due to Medical Emergency

Sunday, September 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
Alaska Airlines Flight Diverts to Spokane due to Medical Emergency

An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Spokane, Washington, on September 21st. The plane heading from Chicago, Illinois, to Seattle, Washington, was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency. The plane landed safely. The patient was rushed to a hospital. Download article as PDF »

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