Plane bound for London makes emergency stop in Winnipeg

A flight that left Los Angeles for London on Thursday was forced to stop overnight in Winnipeg.According to Winnipeg Airports Authority spokesperson Tyler McAfee, the plane landed around 11:45 p.m.“We got the call saying a United flight was coming in — it diverted to Winnipeg for a medical reason, there was an issue with a passenger on the plane,” he said.The plane was a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner — slightly larger than most of the planes that use Richardson International Airport, but not as big as the British Airways 747 that was diverted to Winnipeg several weeks ago.READ MORE: British Airways 747 diverts to Winnipeg after flight crew member suffers medical emergencyThe sick passenger got off the plane once it landed, and the flight took off for London around 1:30 a.m. Friday.This is the second time in less than a month that a flight has been redirected to Winnipeg.
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