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Passenger falls ill on air journey to Belfast International

By Christopher Woodhouse

Published 02/06/2015

A Thomas Cook flight to Belfast International Airport was forced to land 30 minutes early yesterday, after a medical incident on board.

The flight, from Dalaman in Turkey, landed ahead of schedule at around 5.30pm, after a woman began having breathing difficulties. An ambulance met the plane on the runway and she was taken to hospital.

Airport spokesman Brian Carlin said the incident was nothing out of the ordinary.

"The captain called forward and said a woman was experiencing breathing difficulties, there was no emergency declared," Mr Carlin said.

He added that it was the tenth time in two weeks that an ambulance had been called to meet a flight landing there.

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