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Russian flight diverted

A Russian aircraft diverted into Bermuda this afternoon after a medical emergency on board.

Fire crews were on standby when the Boeing 767 touched down at LF Wade International at 6.10pm.

“At 5.04pm this afternoon 911 emergency dispatch centre received a call regarding a flight diversion due to a medical emergency,” Sergeant Russann Francis said.

“Airport Duty Officer, Ms. Charlotte Bosch De-Noya, stated the Russian Airline Boeing 767 which was en route from Dominican Republic to Moscow was due to land around 6.10pm.”

Emergency medical technicians from the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service carried out an assessment on the passenger before the patient was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

The flight will be refuelled before continuing on its journey.

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Published August 24, 2016 at 7:29 pm (Updated August 24, 2016 at 7:29 pm)

Russian flight diverted

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