Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Madrid diverts to Bordeaux due to medical emergency 3 years ago

Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Madrid diverts to Bordeaux due to medical emergency

An unwell guest was met by medical services at Bordeaux.

An Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Madrid diverted to Bordeaux on Friday morning due to a medical emergency on board.

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One passenger amongst the 124 passengers and crew on board the flight was met by medical services in the French city shortly after 10am local time.

All other passengers remained on board and the flight departed Bordeaux a short time later; it had been expected to arrive in Madrid 90 minutes later than had originally been scheduled.

In a statement released to JOE on Friday, an Aer Lingus spokesperson said: “Aer Lingus flight EI 592 Dublin to Madrid diverted to Bordeaux this morning due to a medical emergency on board.

“The aircraft, with 124 guests and crew on board, landed safely at Bordeaux Airport at 10:11 (local time). The unwell guest was met by medical services at Bordeaux.

“All other guests remained on board and are now continuing their onward journey to Madrid with an approximate 90 minute delay.”

On Thursday, an Aer Lingus flight bound for London Heathrow had to return to Cork Airport after there were reports of smoke in the cockpit; all 151 passengers disembarked safely and travelled to London on the next available flights.