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Transatlantic flight diverts to Shannon as man suffers heart attack

A young girl also had a fit on the flight and required medical attention.

Image: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland!

A TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT diverted to Shannon Airport this morning after two passengers, including a young girl, required medical attention.

Air Transat flight TS-722 was travelling from Toronto, Canada to London Gatwick when the crew declared a medical emergency. The crew reported they had a male passenger in his late 50’s had suffered a suspected heart attack.

Later, the pilot reported that a young girl had sustained a ‘bump’ to her head. It’s understood the child struck her head after suffering a fit.

The Airbus A330-300 landed at 9.07am and was met at the terminal by ambulance paramedics and airport authorities.

It’s understood that the male passenger was removed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment while the young girl was able to continue her journey to London after being examined by paramedics.

The flight continued its journey to Gatwick at 10.34am.
Meanwhile, over 250 passengers left grounded in Ireland over the weekend resumed their journey to the US yesterday.

The passengers spent two nights in hotels in Clare and Limerick after their Delta Airlines flight was grounded after diverting to Shannon on Friday with engine trouble. A replacement aircraft was flown in from the US.

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