Plane hit by two separate incidents mid-flight sparking airport emergency

The United Airlines flight was forced to divert after two separate onboard incidents
-Credit: (Image: Dublin airport)


A plane was forced to make an emergency landing after reporting two separate incidents onboard.

United Airlines flight UA998, which was en route to New York from Belgium, was forced to touch down in Dublin after a passenger on board became disruptive. As reported by the Mirror, there was also a separate suspected medical incident on the flight too.

Pictures taken from the scene at Dublin Airport show police cars surrounding the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on the tarmac.

Kevin Cullinane, Deputy Director of Communications at the airport, said: "Flight UA998 from Brussels to New York's Newark Airport diverted to Dublin Airport this afternoon due to reports of two separate incidents - a disruptive passenger and a suspected medical issue - on board.

"Appropriate protocols were put in place by Dublin Airport Operations and Airport Police for the arrival of the aircraft and Gardai, National Ambulance Service and HSE personnel met the aircraft on arrival.

"There is no impact on operations at Dublin Airport and passengers travelling this evening should plan to arrive at the airport as normal."

Reports suggested both the unruly passenger and the person who became ill were taken off the plane. It is expected to resume its journey across the Atlantic to Newark Airport.

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