Jet di­verts to Shan­non as flyer ‘suf­fers heart at­tack’

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY PAT FLYNN

A TRANSAT­LANTIC jet had to dump fuel over the ocean be­fore di­vert­ing to Shan­non Air­port with a pas­sen­ger suf­fer­ing a sus­pected heart at­tack.

The Royal Jor­da­nian flight was trav­el­ling from Chicago to the Mid­dle East yes­ter­day when the crew de­clared a med­i­cal emer­gency and re­quested clear­ance to di­vert.

Med­i­cal ser­vices were Shan­non Air­port placed on standby for the flight that touched down safely at 9.43am.

Fire crews were also mo­bilised as a pre­cau­tion to en­sure the Boe­ing 787 Dream­liner’s brakes didn’t over­heat in the emer­gency land­ing. The pas­sen­ger was treated at the air­port be­fore be­ing taken to Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Limerick.

The flight con­tin­ued its jour­ney again an hour af­ter land­ing.

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