Ill crew members force British Airways flight to make emergency landing

Published on : Wednesday, October 26, 2016

british-airwaysSome of the crew members aboard a British Airways flight fell ill and this incident compelled the flight to be diverted to Vancouver, as declared by the officials of the airlines company on Tuesday afternoon. The flight was carrying 400 passengers who had to leave on other flights following the emergency landing.


The passengers had been placed on alternative flights.


Any other passengers who have not left yet would fly soon, said a spokeswoman of the British Airways. She said that the airlines would like to apologize to its passengers for the inconvenience and the delays.


The airplane had left San Francisco on Monday and was heading towards London. However, a short time into the journey, the plane had to alter its course.


Gavin Wilson, a spokesperson of Vancouver Coastal Health said that as many as 25 crew members of the flight had to be rushed to Vancouver hospitals as a safety measure. Then, the crew members were assessed, provided medical treatment and released.


Wilson said that it has been confirmed by British Airways that they were all crew members.


None of the passengers had been taken to the hospitals.


Wilson went on to add that all the 25 crew members of the flight had been released within a few hours. He further said that though initially, there were reports that the crew members had inhaled smoke, cow the reports were being modified.


British Airways in New York then released a statement that said that overnight accommodation was provided to the airline passengers.


The airline said that it would immediately investigate the cause of the problem.


The Airbus A380 had taken off around 7 p.m. on Monday and landed in Vancouver many hours later.


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