Passenger takes ill on Birmingham-Edinburgh Flybe flight

A passenger was taken to hospital after taking ill on board a Birmingham to Edinburgh Flybe flight this afternoon.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 6:45 pm
The passenger took ill on board the aircraft. Pic: Ceri Breeze/Shutterstock

The mid-air emergency on board the aircraft was first highlighted by the flight tracker site Plane Finder.

A Flybe spokesman said: "Flybe can confirm that the above flight landed as scheduled at Edinburgh Airport this afternoon with a passenger-related medical situation on board.

"The passenger was assisted by cabin crew prior to landing and the aircraft was met on arrival by local responders who have taken the passenger to hospital."

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The passenger took ill on board the aircraft. Pic: Ceri Breeze/Shutterstock