Passengers with ‘sickness bug’ lead to Jet2 flight seeking emergency help

 Monday, September 3, 2018 


Jet2A flight from Spain to Leeds Bradford Airport had to seek emergency response as it was carrying passengers with a “sickness bug” on board.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s (YAS) Hazardous Area Response Team was called in response to reports of four people being unwell at 21:45 GMT on Saturday.

One passenger posted on Facebook that people were “dropping like flies” and emergency vehicles had surrounded the Jet2 plane coming in from Reus.

Jet2 said its crew called an ambulance for two passengers who were taken ill.

A YAS spokesperson said no-one was taken to hospital.

The Jet2 spokesperson added: “The crew were alerted to a further two, non-associated cases of passengers feeling unwell on board.

“On arrival, as a precaution they were immediately checked over in the ambulance before heading home” A police officer who attended the airport as part of the emergency response tweeted that it was a sickness bug.

The spokesperson said all other passengers had disembarked as normal.

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