Wednesday, September 18, 2013

► SPAIN: Arik Air flight to Heathrow diverts to Mallorca after pregnant passenger suffers severe pains, bleeding.

Arik AirArik Air (W3) flight W3101 from Lagos, Nigeria to London Heathrow, Untied Kingdom, was on Sunday, September 15, forced to divert to Palma Mallorca Airport, Spain, after a pregnant passenger required urgent medical attention while onboard.

The aircraft (type/registration unknown) landed in Mallorca at 17h44L. According to Arik Air spokesman, Banji Ola, the passenger, who was 12-weeks pregnant, reportedly developed severe pain and began bleeding prior to suffering a suspected miscarriage. Prior to landing, the passenger  was attended to by a doctor on-board before being transferred to a hospital in Mallorca for further medical attention. 

The flight departed Mallorca at 20h00L for London Heathrow.

On Friday, September 13, a British Airways Boeing 747-400 (MSN 27349 | G-CIVD) operating as flight BA55 from London Heathrow to Johannesburg, South Africa, was forced to return to London Heathrow after developing engine trouble while just south of Algiers. The aircraft landed safely back in the United Kingdom 150minutes later.