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Kuwait Airways Flight Forced to Emergency Land in London

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | June 29, 2015

Kuwait Airways Flight Forced to Emergency Land in London

A flight from New York City to Kuwait was forced to turn around over Belgium and make an emergency landing Saturday morning at London Heathrow Airport in England.

According to John Hutchinson of the Daily Mail, Kuwait Airways Flight KU188 was en route to Kuwait International Airport from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when one of the passengers onboard—a 69-year-old woman—became ill and needed immediate medial attention.

The plane turned around over Belgium and made its landing at London Heathrow. The woman was reportedly removed from the plane and taken to a medical facility, and the plane continued on its journey later in the day.

In a separate report from Sky News, the organization stated that as many as six people onboard were suffering from food poisoning.

This wasn’t the first commercial airliner to make headlines after an emergency landing in the last month. Last week, TravelPulse reported that a flight from Turkey to New York was forced to land in Denmark after a bag that was left onboard caused a bomb scare.

Earlier in June, TravelPulse’s Michael Isenbek reported that a Russian airplane was diverted due to a passenger onboard dealing with, “temporary psychosis.” In another story, Rich Thomaselli reported a flight leaving Australia was forced to return to the airport when sensors read there was a fire in one on the engines.

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