Easyjet plane diverts to Stansted Airport after 'medical emergency'

Pilot sounded the alarm over the English Channel

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Easyjet plane diverts to Stansted Airport after 'medical emergency'

An Easyjet flight travelling from Geneva to Manchester had to be diverted to Stansted Airport after a 'medical emergency' onboard.

The plane touched down at Stansted at around 10.30pm on Monday night.

The pilot was forced to descend as the alarm was sounded as the plane flew over the English Channel, two hours after taking off from Switzerland.

Speaking to the Mail Online, an Easyjet spokesman said: "Easyjet can confirm that flight EZY1954 from Geneva to Manchester diverted to Stansted due to a passenger on board requiring urgent medical assistance.

"The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is Easyjet's highest priority and the flight continued to Manchester once the passenger had been transferred to a local hospital.

"We apologise for any inconvenience experienced due to the diversion and resulting delay."

According to the Evening Standard, the plane landed in Manchester at midnight.

Passengers on the flight took to Twitter to share the experience, with one user, Samuel Hainsworth, writing: "Must commend @easyJet staff on our flight home tonight. Dealt with the medical emergency and subsequent diversion to Stansted very professionally.

"Also hope you reward the young medic who assisted the crew incredibly calmly. #easyjet #EZY1954."

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