Sunday, March 04, 2018

United's NYC-Delhi nonstop diverted to London due to medical emergency onboard

New Delhi: United Airlines' Newark/New York-Delhi nonstop flight UA 82 had to be diverted to London due to a medical emergency onboard on Sunday.
The Boeing 777 took off from Newark with 266 passengers and 15 crew members. After crossing Greenland enroute Delhi, a patient was taken unwell and the crew decided to divert the flight to London.
"Our team at London Heathrow Airport is providing assistance to customers of United flight 82 (New York/Newark to Delhi) which was diverted to London Heathrow Airport because of a medical issue onboard. The flight has now been cancelled due to the crew reaching their maximum duty time. We are providing hotel accommodation for our customers, and making arrangements for them to complete their journeys tomorrow. We have apologised to our customers for the inconvenience caused," United Airlines said in a statement.
04/03/18 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India