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Aer Lingus flight to Lanzarote diverted to Shannon after medical emergency

A male passenger is being treated in hospital in Limerick.

AN AER LINGUS flight from Dublin to Lanzarote was forced to turn back over the Celtic Sea this afternoon after a medical emergency on board.

Flight EI778 left Dublin at 3.01pm but made a U-Turn off the coast of Cork, and was diverted to Shannon airport, where it landed at 4.15 pm.

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An Aer Lingus spokesperson told TheJournal.ie the Airbus A320 had diverted to Shannon “due to a passenger illness”, landed safely, and had departed again for Lanzarote at 5.12 pm.

A passenger became ill about 20 minutes into the flight, and after consulting with Medilink (medical advisors on the ground), Aer Lingus decided to divert the aircraft back to Shannon, with 157 passengers and six crew on board.

A spokesperson for Shannon Airport said the male passenger was receiving treatment at University Hospital Limerick.

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