A British passenger has described panic on board an American Airlines flight from London Heathrow to LAX after “7 of 13 crew and many passengers were taken ill”.
Flight AA109 was close to Keflavik, a town in southwest Iceland, when crew declared a medical emergency and decided to head back to London.
Passengers were asked if there was a doctor on board before the decision to abort the flight was taken at approximately 2.50pm.
Paramedics and fire crews surrounded the plane as it landed at Heathrow moments ago.
Lee Gunn, who was on board the flight, told the Mirror Online: “About 2.5 hours into the flight just as we were passing Iceland we had a Tannoy announcement asking for any doctors, nurses or medical professionals on board to report to the boarding doors to assist with unwell passengers.
To read the full Mirror report click here.
Daily Mail report here
Independent report here
Daily Telegraph here
To view the incident on Av Herald click here.
But don’t hold your breath, as with most ‘fume event’ flights – it hasn’t been reported yet in the so-called ‘quality’ media….OK now.