NEWS
01/08/2016 18:28 EST | Updated 01/08/2017 00:12 EST

Lufthansa flight diverted to Calgary after reports of passengers feeling ill

CALGARY — Emergency crews were on scene at the Calgary International Airport after a Lufthansa flight from Munich to Los Angeles was diverted due to a passenger emergency.

Flight LH452 touched down shortly before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon after reports of passengers feeling ill.

Paramedics and Health Canada officials boarded the flight after it landed and two people were assessed, with one being taken to hospital.

The patient was a woman in her 30s, who was complaining about general medical issues.

EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux said the cause of the illness is not known at this time, and it’s not clear how long the woman will be in hospital.

He did, however, say that her illness was not life-threatening.

No one else on the aircraft required medical assistance.

“Health Canada did clear the aircraft,” Brideaux said. “It was deemed safe in relatively short order, and cleared to continue on to its final destination in the United States.”

(CFFR)

 

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