New York bound Emirates flight diverted to Sweden following medical emergency

New York bound Emirates flight diverted to Sweden following medical emergency
Published: 22 February 2015 - 5:53 a.m.
By: Arabian Business

An Emirates flight from Dubai to New York was diverted to Stockholm following a medical emergency on board.

The flight, which left Dubai at 3am on the morning of February 18, had to be diverted to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport after a child fell ill.

The A380 flight landed in the Swedish capital, where medical assistance was provided, before the flight continued its journey to New York, landing in JFK at 12.20 local time, four hours behind schedule.

In a statement, the airline said: “Emirates flight EK203 from Dubai to JFK on February 18 was diverted to Stockholm due to a passenger medical emergency. The sick passenger was assisted off the aircraft to receive medical attention.

“Emirates apologises for any inconvenience. The safety of our passengers and crew is of paramount importance."


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