China Eastern Airlines Flight Diverts to Alaska due to Medical Emergency

Monday, March 26, 2018
By George Hatcher

China Eastern Airlines flight MU587 made an emergency landing at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 23rd.

The plane heading from Shanghai, China, to New York, was diverted after an elderly passenger suffered a medical emergency.

The plane dumped 30 tons of fuel before landing safely in Anchorage.

The patient was taken to a hospital.

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