Friday 23 June 2017

Ryanair flight bound for Malta diverts to Germany after passenger falls ill

Medical diversion after passenger became ill on board flight

Ryanair. Stock picture
Ryanair. Stock picture
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A Ryanair flight bound for Malta diverted to an airport in southwest Germany after a passenger became ill on board this morning.

Flight FR3884 departed Luton airport in London this morning at 7.04am and was bound for Luqa, Malta.

It was due to arrive at 11.15am local time but was diverted to Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport in south-western Germany.

The decision was made to divert the flight after a passenger became ill on board, Ryanair told Independent.ie in a statement.

"The crew called ahead to request medical assistance, the aircraft landed normally and the customer disembarked and was met by medics for further treatment," a spokesperson said.

Ryanair have apologised to customers for the short delay to their flight and said the aircraft will depart to Malta shortly.

The plane is a Boeing 737-800.

Flight path of Ryanair flight FR3884 bound for Malta from Luton, London (Photo: FlightRadar)
Flight path of Ryanair flight FR3884 bound for Malta from Luton, London (Photo: FlightRadar)

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