The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Ryanair Edinburgh-Malta flight declares emergency after passenger falls ill, lands in Holland

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 10:43 Last update: about 4 months ago

A Ryanair flight from Edinburgh to Malta was diverted to the Netherlands after a passenger fell mid-flight, British media report.

The plane took off from Edinburgh at 7am today and was due to land in Luqa later this morning, but was diverted to Eindhoven after declaring a 'mid-air emergency', the Daily Mail reported.

The passenger got off the plane and was met by medics. The plane then proceeded to Malta.


A Ryanair spokesman told The Malta Independent:

“This flight from Edinburgh to Malta (7 May) diverted to Eindhoven after a customer became ill on board.

"The crew called ahead to request medical assistance, the aircraft landed normally and the customer disembarked and was met by medics for further treatment.

"The aircraft departed to Malta shortly after and Ryanair apologised to all customers for this short delay”


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