Last updated: 12:55 PM ET, Wed March 23 2016

American Airlines Flight Diverted for Medical Emergency

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | March 23, 2016

American Airlines Flight Diverted for Medical Emergency

Photo courtesy of American Airlines

On Monday, an American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Boston due to a passenger who reportedly suffered a medical issue.

According to The Associated Press, American Airlines Flight 722 from Philadelphia to Dublin, Ireland, was diverted to Logan International Airport in Boston just after 10 p.m. local time for what the airline originally claimed was an unruly passenger.

The AP shared the original statement released by American Airlines:

“American Airlines Flight 722 from Philadelphia to Dublin was diverted to Boston due to an unruly passenger. Law enforcement met the plane upon its arrival in Boston. We're working to get our customers to Dublin as quickly as possible, but the safety and security of our employees and customers are always our top priority.”

Massachusetts State Police were on the scene when the plane landed and removed the passenger from the flight. Instead of it being an unruly passenger, though, it was a woman suffering from a medical issue who was forced to be restrained by her husband.

The female passenger was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, and authorities have stated the woman will not face any charges.


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