EasyJet flight from Newcastle to Malaga diverted to Manchester due to passenger needing 'medical assistance'

Flight EZY6407 was diverted due to a passenger needing urgent medical assistance on board.

Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 12:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 12:31 pm
Flight EZY28HM had to divert to Manchester due to a passenger needing medical assistance

The flight departed from Newcastle Airport at 7.06am on Wednesday, June 26 and was flying over Wales when a passenger took ill.

The plane was forced to divert to Manchester Airport. Paramedics were present upon arrival who have been giving medical assistance to the woman.

Following a short stay in Manchester, it departed at 9.15am and continued its journey to Spain with an expected arrival time of 1.17pm.

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An easyJet spokesperson said: “We can confirm that flight EZY6407 from Newcastle to Malaga diverted to Manchester due to a passenger onboard requiring urgent medical assistance.

“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is always our highest priority.”