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Plane declares emergency while flying over Edinburgh

The Icelandair flight bound for Munich was diverted towards Glasgow Airport.

By STV News

Published 17 Oct 2017.

A flight was diverted to Glasgow Airport after a medical emergency was declared on board.

The Icelandair flight had been bound for Munich after leaving Reykjavik at 7.20am.

It declared a general emergency while over Edinburgh around 10.20am, with a passenger understood to have taken ill.

The Boeing 757 landed at Glasgow Airport shortly afterwards and the passenger was taken off the aircraft as a precaution.

It is now continuing the flight to Germany after refueling at the airport.

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