HALIFAX – A US Military charter flight had to make an emergency medical landing in Halifax this afternoon.
The flight, a Boeing 747 with 416 people on board, was en route from Germany to the United States.
Peter Spurway, vice president of communications with the Halifax Airport Authority, said the flight landed in Halifax at about 12:15 p.m., and no other flights were affected. Spurway said medical diversions land in Halifax about once a month.
“The thing that Halifax has going for it: number one, we’re right on that Transatlantic route. And we have big, great hospitals here,” he said.
“So they know, if they come in, they’ll get great attention.”
Spurway said the passenger who fell ill was taken to a local hospital, accompanied by one other passenger.
No other passengers left the plane, which Spurway said would resume its flight this afternoon.
He said the passengers on board were mostly military personnel and their families.
The passenger was able to get back on the plane this afternoon and it took off to continue it’s journey around 4:30 Monday afternoon.