Jet2 Manchester to Madeira flight makes emergency landing in Porto after pilot, 40, faints in cockpit
- A Jet2 flight bound for Madeira reportedly made an emergency landing at Porto
- The pilot is understood to have been taken to hospital on arrival
- The alarm is said to have been sounded around 10.20am local time today
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A Jet2 flight bound for Madeira has reportedly made an emergency landing at Porto after the pilot fainted.
The Boeing 757 was on its way from Manchester to the holiday island when the drama occurred.
The pilot is understood to have been taken to hospital on arrival.
(stock) Jet2 plane taking off
The alarm is said to have been sounded around 10.20am local time today and a runway was closed for half an hour till 11am so the emergency landing could take place.
Airport sources told local media the airport was now operating normally.
Medical responders sad they had received a request to assist a 40-year-old man who was taken to hospital ‘as a precaution.’
Jet2 tweeted in response to the incident: ‘We would like to apologise to customers travelling on #LS765 from #Manchester to Funchal, #Madeira which has diverted into Porto, #Portugal due to an onboard medical situation. We are working to get you on your way ASAP. Please see our agents ‘Portway’ at Gate 2 for more info. Tx’