EasyJet flight to Malaga declares mid-air emergency and lands in Manchester after passenger falls ill
- EasyJet flight from Newcastle to Malaga declares mid-air emergency today
- The plane was forced to make emergency landing after passenger is taken ill
- Flight tracker websites show plane made a U-turn and headed for Manchester
An easyJet flight from Newcastle to Malaga declared a mid-air emergency today after a passenger was taken ill on board.
The plane took off just after 7am this morning and was flying over Wales when it was forced to make an emergency landing.
According to flight tracker websites, the plane made a U-turn and headed for Manchester.
A passenger on board told ChronicleLive: ‘We were told a woman was seriously ill after having a seizure so we had to divert the flight and land in Manchester.’
The plane took off just after 7am this morning and was flying over Wales when it was forced to make an emergency landing (Stock image)
Upon arrival, the plane was met by paramedics who have been giving medical assistance to the woman.
Following a short stay in Manchester, flight EZY6407 has since taken off and continued its journey to Spain with an expected arrival time of 1.19pm.
An easyJet spokesman said: ‘easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6407 from Newcastle to Malaga diverted to Manchester due to a passenger onboard requiring urgent medical assistance.
‘The aircraft will be met by medical services on arrival. Following that the flight has continued onto Malaga.
‘The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.’
An easyJet spokesman said ‘the safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority’ (Stock image)