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Etihad flight diverted due to medical emergency

The flight was scheduled to land in New York City at 9:15 AM local time

Etihad flight diverted due to medical emergency

An Etihad Airways Airbus A380 passenger aircraft en route to New York from Abu Dhabi was forced to divert after declaring an in-flight emergency, Etihad confirmed on Monday.

According to an Etihad spokesperson, the flight was diverted due to a passenger suffering from a medical emergency.

The flight, which took off from Abu Dhabi at 3:13 AM on Monday and was scheduled to land in New York’s JFK Airport at 9:15 AM, landed at Iceland's main airport, Keflavik International Airport at 12.40pm UAE time. 

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