EasyJet flight issues ’emergency alert’ as plane from London to Edinburgh is diverted to Manchester following a ‘passenger incident’
- The plane was diverted after a passenger required ‘urgent medical attention’
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An easyJet flight was forced to suddenly divert this evening after a passenger was found needing urgent medical attention mid-air near Manchester.
An ’emergency alert’ was issued during the the EZY312 flight, from London Stansted to Edinburgh, that departed at around 5.20pm.
The plane was suddenly diverted to Liverpool John Lennon whilst flying over the Peak District.
The flight path shows how the aircraft then turned and flew over Manchester before landing at Liverpool John Lennon airport shortly after 6pm.
RadarBox reported that an emergency alert was issued before the aircraft was forced to make the sudden diversion to Liverpool.
The EZY312 flight, from London Stansted to Edinburgh , that departed at around 5.20pm, suddenly diverted to Liverpool John Lennon (pictured: stock image of easyJet plane at Liverpool John Lennon Airport)
easyJet’s live flight checker online said that a second follow-on flight was organised for passengers to eventually reach Edinburgh and that the diversion was due to a ‘passenger incident’ on board.
The update read: ‘We’re very sorry that your flight has now been diverted to Liverpool.
‘This is due to a passenger incident. The disruption to your flight is outside of our control and is considered to be an extraordinary circumstance.’
In a statement, easyJet told the MailOnline: ‘We can confirm that flight EZY312 from London Stansted to Edinburgh this evening diverted to Liverpool due to a passenger onboard requiring urgent medical assistance.
‘The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.’
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