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Medical emergency causes flight to divert to Jersey

A passenger plane had to divert to Jersey after a passenger became unwell on board Credit: PA Images

A flight from Alicante to Southend had to divert to Jersey after a passenger became unwell on board.

The EasyJet plane landed in Jersey shortly before 3pm on 26 February, and was met by fire crew first responders and an ambulance crew.

The patient was taken from the plane to Jersey's General Hospital for treatment.

All other passengers remained on board, and will soon continue their journey to Southend.

We can confirm that flight EZY7416 from Alicante to London Southend on 26 February diverted to Jersey due to a passenger on board requiring urgent medical assistance.

The aircraft was met by medical services on arrival in Jersey and the flight will now continue Southend.

The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is always our highest priority.”

– An EasyJet spokesman