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Flight diverted to Edinburgh airport after pilot declares emergency

by LLB Reporter
7th Jul 21 3:51 pm

A Loganair passenger plane was forced to divert to Edinburgh airport after the pilot declared a medical emergency.

The passenger jet was travelling to Brimingham from Inverness when they transmitted the medical emergency 7700 code.

Loganair said a passenger had become unwell on the flight and they diverted to Edinburgh airport where they were met by emergency services.

A spokesperson for Loganair said, “Flight LM582 from Inverness to Birmingham was diverted to Edinburgh after a passenger became ill and a medical emergency was declared.

“The aircraft was met by emergency services and the passenger was taken off the plane by a sedan chair.

“The aircraft will continue on to its destination of Birmingham as soon as the crew and remaining passengers are able to do so.

“Safety as always is our number one priority, and we wish the passenger well.”

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