Correct translation to English: A passenger on board Iberia felt unwell: the plane made an emergency landing in Gran Canaria

By TravelWiseFeb 26, 2024 11:43 AMNews
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Correct translation to English: A passenger on board Iberia felt unwell: the plane made an emergency landing in Gran Canaria
An Iberia passenger became ill, so the plane made an emergency landing. Source: unsplash

Recently, an Iberia flight was forced to divert due to a medical emergency. The Airbus A350-900, flying from Buenos Aires to Madrid, landed in Gran Canaria after a passenger fell ill.

The incident occurred 9 hours after departure. The plane, cruising at an altitude of 40,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, descended rapidly and landed safely, as reported by Simple Flying.

The crew notified air traffic controllers of the passenger's illness, requiring urgent assistance. The Canary Islands air traffic control responded promptly, aiding in determining the route and ensuring a safe landing.

On the ground, the passenger received medical treatment, but no information was provided regarding the cause of their deteriorating health.

The flight was delayed for 1.5 hours before continuing its journey to Madrid, where it landed nearly 2 hours behind schedule.

The aircraft involved in the unexpected incident has a capacity of 348 passengers and offers three classes of service: business class, premium economy, and economy class.

As previously reported by TravelWise, a British Airways passenger who was trained as an army medic 20 years ago helped save a woman with an open leg fracture on board.

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