Flight to Leeds Bradford Airport lands in Bournemouth after mid-air emergency

A flight heading for Leeds Bradford Airport was forced to divert to Bournemouth after pilots declared a medical emergency on board.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 9:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:00 am

The Ryanair aircraft was returning from Tenerife on Tuesday night, and was due to arrive at Leeds Bradford just before 10pm.

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But the crew requested permission to land at Bournemouth Airport on the south coast when a passenger fell ill on board.

The plane landed normally and was met by a medical team at the airport, before passengers were taken by taxi to Leeds Bradford.