Tyne and Wear firefighters help ill passenger on diverted Newcastle flight

Three crew members from Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service came to the aid of an ill passenger onboard a plan bound for Newcastle.

Thursday, 6th June 2019, 22:57 pm
The flight from Alicante landed at Newcastle Airport shortly before 1pm on Thursday, June 6.

The Tweets said: “This morning while off duty Firefighter Wayne Gilmore, Crew Manager Paul Towers and Crew Manager Jade Makarski provided first aid to a female passenger on board a Rynair flight from Alicante to Newcastle.

“Our firefighters used their first aid skills to help the passenger and provided a handover to French paramedics once the emergency landing in Bordeaux had taken place.

“Our thoughts are with the female passenger and we hope she is feeling better soon.”

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The service added that the trio will return to duty tomorrow.

The flight belatedly landed in Newcastle at around 12.55pm.