Plane makes an emergency landing due to a passenger’s serious medical condition in Australia
Quarantine officials examined the plane and the man, aged in his 50s, and was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
A JETSTAR flight from Sydney to Darwin was turned back last night after a passenger started vomiting blood during the flight’s ascent.
Paramedics in HAZMAT suits met the flight in Sydney around 10.30pm but a Jetstar spokesman said that was standard procedure due to the vomiting.
It is understood the man’s illness was related to a pre-existing renal condition.
A Jetstar spokesman said the passenger presented as “gravely unwell” about an hour into the journey and the captain made the decision to turn back based on medical advice.
After arriving back in Sydney the man, aged in his 50s, was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
There is no suggestion the incident is related to the current Ebola scare that has now seen five US airports introduce extra screening for passengers.
Quarantine officials examined the plane and the man, aged in his 50s, was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
The 140 Passengers on board were escorted off the plane and put up for the night in hotels.