AN AMERICAN aircraft was forced to declare a mid-air emergency over Scotland.
The United Airlines plane issued a 7700 alert – indicating a general emergency – near the Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, on Tuesday afternoon.
The UAL47 flight – destined for Houston, USA – only took off from Frankfurt, Germany at 1.48pm.
It was due to land in America at 5pm, but hre-routed to Shannon Airport in Ireland due to a “medical emergency”.
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A United Airlines spokesman said: United flight 47 (Frankfurt-Houston) diverted to Shannon Airport due to a medical emergency on board.
“Medical personnel met the aircraft on arrival.”
The condition of the passenger or crew involved remains unknown at this time.
We told earlier how passengers of a United flight were left terrified due to ”threat on board” after they received a photo of a gun via Apple’s AirDrop.
The bizarre incident took place on Thursday when the United flight 2167 to Orlando was getting ready to depart from San Francisco International Airport.
The incident caused a three-hour delay as officials had to evacuate and search the aircraft as well as recheck all the passengers.
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Source: The Sun