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British Airways Flight Diverts to Venice

British airwaysBritish Airways flight BA-2679 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Venice, Italy, on April 12th.

The Airbus A320-200 was heading from Dubrovnik, Croatia, to Gatwick Airport, England, when the crew requested an emergency landing due to a cabin fire indication.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 140 people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

First Officer Passes Out Midair; EL AL Flight 289 makes Emergency Landing in Croatia

EL ALEL AL flight 289, en route from Tel Aviv to Venice, had to make an emergency landing in Dubrovnik, Croatia, after its first officer fell ill mid air.

The plane departed from Tel Aviv at around 6 a.m. on May 15. After about 2 hours, the first officer went to use the bathroom and upon returning, told the captain that he was not feeling well. The captain informed the first flight attendant, and was searching for the nearby airports to make an emergency landing, when the first officer passed out. A doctor who was on board among the passengers gave him medical treatment during the flight.

The captain successfully made a safe emergency landing in Dubrovnik, where the first officer was taken to a hospital.

The airline later issued a statement confirming the incident.

“El Al flight 289 from Tel Aviv to Venice, with 98 passengers on board, landed in Dubrovnik after the first officer fell ill during the flight and was unable to fulfil his duties,” maintained the airline.

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