THY plane makes emergency landing in Iceland

THY plane en route from Istanbul to New York makes emergency landing in Iceland's capital Reykjavik due to ill passenger.

THY plane makes emergency landing in Iceland
World Bulletin / News Desk
A Turkish Airlines (THY) plane on an Istanbul-New York flight on Tuesday made an emergency landing in Iceland's capital Reykjavik due to an ill passenger. 

The Istanbul-based office of Turkish Airlines stated that the New York-bound plane took off from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport early on Tuesday.

While flying over the Atlantic Ocean, one of the passengers became ill and the chief pilot was forced to ask for landing permission to the closest airport in Reykjavik 

A paramedics team provided medical care to the passenger as soon as the plane received permisssion and landed at the airport.

Turkish Airlines officials said the plane will depart for New York once medical treatment has been administered.

Last Mod: 28 Ocak 2014, 17:30
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