Flight LX38Medical emergency: Swiss plane has to stop in Amsterdam
On Saturday afternoon, Swiss flight LX38 took off from Zurich bound for San Francisco. The Boeing 777 had to turn around over the North Sea and fly back to Amsterdam.
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Swiss flight LX38, which was bound for San Francisco, had to make an unscheduled stopover at Schiphol Airport on Saturday afternoon.
The reason was a medical problem with a passenger.
The airline expects arrival in San Francisco to be delayed by about an hour.
The course change of Swiss flight LX38 from Zurich to San Francisco on Saturday afternoon received a lot of attention in the aviation world. At times, up to 18,000 people tracked the machine on the flightradar24.com platform. At around 4:00 p.m., the plane, which had taken off from Zurich at around 1:00 p.m., landed safely at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. As the news portal “AviationSource” writes on Twitter, an ambulance was already waiting at the gate upon landing.
The reason for the reversal was apparently a medical emergency on board, a Swiss spokeswoman reported for 20 minutes. Therefore, it was decided to make an unscheduled stopover in Amsterdam in order to care for the patient there. It will then continue to San Francisco as scheduled. According to the Swiss spokeswoman, the incident caused a delay of about an hour.
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