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TUI Flight from the UK to Majorca Had to Land Due to an Onboard Emergency

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This morning, a passenger on a TUI aircraft to Palma de Mallorca from East Midlands Airport became ill mid-flight, leading to the flight’s diversion to London Gatwick.

Around 6:15 a.m., the aircraft took off from Nottingham and climbed to a height of 37,000 feet before the crew decided to declare an emergency close to the French coast. Following a diversion, the aircraft made a landing at London Gatwick at approximately 7:15 am local time, when medical personnel swiftly treated to the sick passenger.

Following an hour-long stopover, the aircraft, bearing the callsign TOM9BP, proceeded to its destination of Majorca, Spain, with an anticipated arrival time of 11:42 am local time (10:42 am UK time).

“Unfortunately, flight TOM7692 was diverted to London Gatwick this morning after a passenger became ill,” a TUI representative said. The concerned passenger was attended to promptly by ground medical personnel. Not long after, the plane was allowed to take off once more toward Palma. The safety of our passengers and staff is our first priority, as always.”

After taking off from Gatwick, Flight Radar showed that the aircraft continued through France and the Mediterranean without any additional incidents. TUI has been using the five-year-old Boeing 737 MAX aircraft since 2019.

2.1 million British tourists visited Majorca in 2022 alone, demonstrating its continued popularity as a vacation spot.

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