Malta-bound flight in emergency landing

The Ryanair flight was bound for Malta

The Ryanair flight was bound for Malta

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A FLIGHT from Edinburgh to Malta has been forced to make an unscheduled landing due to a “medical emergency”.

Ryanair flight FR6695, which took off from Edinburgh at 3.20pm, diverted from its course while over the North Sea between the UK and the Netherlands, and headed for Stansted Airport, where it has now landed safely.

A spokeswoman for Stansted Airport confirmed that the diversion was due to a medical emergency.

It is not known how many passengers are aboard the Boeing 737, or what the condition of the affected passenger is.

A Ryanair statement read: “This flight from Edinburgh to Malta (17 May) diverted to London Stansted after a customer became ill on board.

“The crew called ahead to request medical assistance, the aircraft landed normally and the customer was met by an ambulance upon arrival, before the aircraft departed to Malta.

“Ryanair apologised to all customers affected by this short delay.”