In the last few moments, a Jet2 flight from Newcastle to Tenerife turned around over the Irish coast and diverted to Dublin amid a medical emergency.
Medical: Jet2 Flight Newcastle-Tenerife Diverts to Dublin…
Jet2 flight LS517 is a routine scheduled flight between Newcastle and Tenerife South Airport in the Canary Islands.
Today’s affected rotation was operated by G-JZBH, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, G-JZBH is a 5.8 year old airframe that was delivered new to the carrier back in January 2018.
Of the 737-800 variant, Jet2 has 89 of them in their fleet, of which 88 are in active service and one is parked, with an average age of 14.2 years.
LS517 departed Newcastle at 1543 local time this afternoon and proceeded south-west in the direction of Tenerife.
However, upon leaving Ireland, the aircraft made a swift u-turn to the north-east and proceeded to descend into Dublin where it landed safely at 1743 local time.
As per @FlightEmergency on X, it is understood that the cause of this diversion was due to a medical emergency onboard.
It will be expected that not long after arrival into Dublin from Newcastle, LS517 will continue onwards to Tenerife with a delay of a few hours.
At this stage, it is unclear what time the flight will depart, but given the nature of the emergency, it is expected it will be in the next hour or so from the time of publication (1750 UK time).
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