Royal Jordanian plane diverts to save passenger

Flight to Detroit lands in Munich on Tuesday after passenger shows heart attack symptoms
Royal Jordanian plane diverts to save passenger
By Andy Sambidge
Tue 05 Jun 2012 07:12 PM

Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Tuesday that its flight to Detroit was diverted to Munich International Airport to save the life of a passenger.

In a press statement, the airline said that the captain of the Airbus 340 aircraft, carrying 170 passengers, took the decision to land at the nearest airport after the crew informed him that a passenger was showing symptoms of a heart attack and needed to get medical help immediately.

As soon as the plane landed in Munich, the passenger, an Iraqi citizen, was transferred to the nearest hospital. It did not give his condition.

According to the statement, the flight to Detroit was resumed after a delay of two hours and a half at Munich International Airport.

Royal Jordanian said the well-being and safety of its passengers was a priority despite the financial burdens that it incurs in case of emergency landings, due to the extra fuel consumed, the landing and airport fees and the delay caused.

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