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Loganair Inverness to Birmingham flight declares mid-air emergency

By Louise Glen

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A Loganair had to be diverted yesterday.
A Loganair had to be diverted yesterday.

A flight from Inverness was forced to divert to Edinburgh after a mid-air emergency yesterday.

Loganair flight LOG582 left the city airport shortly after 2pm, and was due to arrive in Birmingham at 3.25pm.

But while passing over the south of Scotland, the plane was forced into a U-turn and headed towards Edinburgh.

It touched down in the capital around 1.10pm, after sending a 7700 code to air traffic control.

A spokeswoman for Loganair said: “Flight LM582 from Inverness to Birmingham was diverted to Edinburgh after a passenger became ill and a medical emergency was declared. The aircraft was met by emergency services and the passenger was taken off the plane by a sedan chair.

“The aircraft continued on to its destination of Birmingham as soon as the crew and remaining passengers were able to do so.

“Safety as always is our number one priority, and we wish the passenger well.”

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