Incident: Emirates A388 over Black Sea on Apr 13th 2011, medical emergency
|By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Apr 13th 2011 14:05Z, last updated Wednesday, Apr 13th 2011 16:05Z |
An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EDK performing flight EK-17 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Manchester,EN (UK), was enroute at FL380 over the Black Sea north of Istanbul (Turkey) when a female passenger (47) suffered symptoms of a stroke. The crew turned the aircraft south heading towards Izmir (Turkey) before turning west and diverting to Athens (Greece) for a safe landing on runway 21L about 50 minutes later. The patient was taken to a hospital.
The aircraft departed Athens after about 2 hours on the ground and reached Manchester with a delay of 3:40 hours.
A6-EDK at Athens (Photo: Konstantin Zervos):
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