Rossbaku From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5683 times:
I've just been surfing the net and decided to check the flight status of EK025 DXB-GLA and found that it was earlier diverted to IST. Anyone know why this happened? At first I thought it might be something to do with the heavy snow in the UK but perhaps something else is wrong?
Confirmed as a medical emergency, an 81 year old British national (name withheld) suffered a heart attack on board, he was taken to the International Hospital in Istanbul by ambulance from IST and last we heard he is recovering and in stable condition. Flight was able to continue on and arrived just under three hours delayed at approx 14:55 local.