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Plane diverted to Cork Airport on Tuesday night due to a medical emergency

Lana O'Connor
Lana O'Connor

12:44 5 Jan 2024

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A plane bound for Manchester had to be diverted to Cork Airport due to a medical emergency on Tuesday night

Passengers on board the flight raised the alarm and a man was found dead in the toilet of the airplane

Flight attendants on board the Jet 2 flight travelling from Tenerife to Manchester made the discovery which forced the flight to be diverted to Cork.

It's understood the man had suffered a cardiac issue

A spokesperson for Cork Airport says once the plane landed in Cork shortly after 7.30pm emergency services, gardai and Cork Airport police were all on hand to render assistance

It's understood the man's body was removed from the plane and taken to the morgue at Cork University Hospital

Passengers resumed their journey later that evening back to Manchester


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