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Emergency landing in Dublin Airport as passenger goes into 'premature labour' on board flight

Sasha Brady

Published 24/10/2015 | 14:41

American Airlines flight AA787 was forced to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport.
American Airlines flight AA787 was forced to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport.

A plane flying from Paris to the US was diverted to Dublin after a passenger on board went into premature labour.

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American Airlines flight AA787 had been in the air for little over an hour when it turned around over the Atlantic Ocean and started heading towards Ireland.

It was due to fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in North Carolina.

The plane landed in Dublin at approximately 1.45pm after reporting a "medical incident."

Emergency services were contacted and the woman was transferred by ambulance to the Rotunda Hospital.

The woman's nationality and any further details about her condition are unknown at this time.

This is the second emergency landing at Dublin Airport in two days.

An Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Washington DC made an emergency landing in Dublin Airport following an engine fault yesterday.

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