Sunday, May 22, 2016

Incident occurred May 22, 2016 at Wilmington International Airport (KILM), New Hanover County, North Carolina



WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - There was an emergency landing at Wilmington International Airport around 4 p.m. Sunday. 

A woman reportedly went into cardiac arrest on board, according to Deputy Director Gary Broughton.

She was conscious and talking as EMS took her off the plane.

She was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The plane was a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with LAN Airlines from Ecuador.

Flight LNE538 departed from Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport headed towards John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

Original article can be found here: http://www.wect.com

WILMINGTON — A plane en route to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York made an emergency landing at Wilmington International Airport just before 4 p.m. Sunday.

The LAN Airlines plane traveling from Ecuador was diverted to ILM after a 90-year-old female passenger reportedly suffered from a possible cardiac arrest, Gary Broughton, the deputy director of ILM, said.

Broughton said the woman was talking with emergency medical services as they got her off the aircraft, and she had been transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Original article can be found here:  http://www.starnewsonline.com

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