Iberia flight diverted to Tenerife due to Medical Emergency
January 17, 2010 Leave a comment
An Iberia Airbus A346 flight was diverted to Tenerife on 15th January following an inflight medical emergency. The flight was en-route from Madrid in Spain to Buenos Aires in Argentina and was carrying 330 passengers.
A 60 year old male passenger on board become unwell and was displaying the symptoms of a heart attack. Fortunately there were three doctors on board and they were able to stabilise the patient.
Iberia then took the decision to divert the flight to Tenerife and after dumping fuel the flight landed safely at Los Rodeos Airport in the north of Tenerife.
The patient was taken to a local hospital and the passengers were taken to various local hotels in Tenerife until the flight could set off again.
The flight departed from Tenerife and arrived in Buenos Aires 19 hours late due to the medical emergency.