Plane held on runway as sick passengers treated

Passengers were forced to stay onboard for an hour
Passengers were forced to stay onboard for an hour
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VOMITING passengers forced a plane to be quarantined at Edinburgh Airport for up to an hour while the ill travellers were treated by paramedics.

Four passengers on a Jet2 flight from Budapest, in Hungary, to Edinburgh fell sick during landing at around 3pm today forcing airport chiefs to scramble paramedics and police to the plane.

Only one sick traveller was admitted to hospital but the remaining passengers were kept on board the plane for an hour filling out a health reports.

A spokeswoman for Jet2 said: “Four passengers on the LS788 Budapest flight became unwell on landing at Edinburgh Airport today and are now receiving the necessary medical care.

“The remaining passengers currently have to remain on board to fill out a form for the Port Health Authority. This is a routine procedure in case they need to be contacted.”

An Edinburgh Airport spokesman said: “Ambulances were called to the airport this afternoon in response to four passengers who had fallen ill on an inbound flight.

“Medical staff assessed the situation and the affected passengers were taken to hospital. There was no disruption to the operation of the airport.”