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Ambulance crews responding to the incident this afternoon.
Ambulance crews responding to the incident this afternoon.

Ambulances called to Dublin Airport after Aer Lingus crew became ill on flight

Passengers were kept on the plane as a precaution until the HSE assessed the situation.
Jul 11th 2018, 3:12 PM 129,517 64

PARAMEDICS WERE CALLED to assess a number of Aer Lingus crew members at Dublin Airport after they became ill on a flight from the United States.

Aer Lingus flight IE 146 from San Francisco arrived at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 at 12.46pm. It is understood seven members of crew reported feeling ill and passengers were kept on the plane as a precaution until the HSE assessed the situation for a possible public health risk.

In a statement, the airline said: “Aer Lingus can confirm that a number of cabin crew aboard the EI146 flight from San Francisco reported feeling unwell during the flight, and as a precautionary measure, guests were not disembarked until HSE assessed the situation as per normal protocol.”

Aer Lingus said the pilots were not affected and the flight landed as normal.

The HSE said it dispatched a number of resources to the scene including three ambulances, one advanced paramedic rapid response vehicle, a motorcycle response vehicle, an intermediate care ambulance, an ambulance incident officer, two assistant chief ambulance officers and an incident support vehicles.

Staff from HSE Public Health also attended the scene. The initial seven crew members were assessed as well as all passengers. All were discharged following assessment by HSE crews and public health staff and the incident was stood down just after 3pm.

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