US-bound flight diverted to Shannon after passenger falls ill

A US-bound passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon after the crew declared a medical emergency over the Atlantic.

United Airlines flight UA-879 was about three hours into its journey from London to Houston, Texas when it turned around. The flight was over the Atlantic about an hour south-west of Ireland at the time.

There were 199 passengers and a crew of 14 on board.

The flight crew made contact with controllers at the Irish...
source: BreakingNews.ie

2019-01-12 20:19
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