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KLM flight to Atlanta in the US diverted to Shannon after a passenger falls ill

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
KLM flight to Atlanta in the US diverted to Shannon after a passenger falls ill

A KLM flight from Amsterdam to Atlanta in the US was diverted to Shannon last night after a passenger fell ill.

KLM flight 255 was over the Atlantic about 90 minutes west of Ireland when the crew declared a medical emergency and turned around.

Airport emergency services were standing by for the Boeing 777 jet when it landed at 7.45pm.

Paramedics quickly boarded the jet once it reached the terminal building and the passenger was removed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

The flight continued its journey at 9pm.