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Mid-air emergencies over France

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Mid-air emergencies over France - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: The Telegraph

Two short-haul flights have declared on-board emergencies in the air above France.

A Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Spain and a Germanwings flight from Dusseldorf to Faro have both been redirected.

Both planes have been redirected to Bordeaux airport after declaring on-board emergencies.

A spokesman for Ryanair confirmed that the emergency is not terrorism-related, adding that the flight had been forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger became ill.

Flight path of the Ryanair flight to Alicante.

Flight path of the Ryanair flight to Alicante.

Flight path of the Germanwings plane to Faro, Portugal. 

Flight path of the Germanwings plane to Faro, Portugal. 

He added: "This flight from Liverpool to Alicante diverted to Bordeaux after a customer became ill on board. The crew called ahead to request medical assistance, the aircraft landed normally and the customer disembarked and was met by medics for further treatment.

"The aircraft will depart to Alicante shortly and Ryanair apologised to customers for the short delay to their flight.”

The Germanwings flight  4U9642 is also understood to have been diverted after an elderly male passenger was reported "heart problems". 

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