Airbus A320 China airlines China Eastern Airlines flying from Shanghai to London made an emergency landing at the Irkutsk airport, have informed “Interfax” on Sunday, March 12, in the reference airport.
“The plane has successfully sat at 18:26 (13:26 MSK)” – said the representative of the airport. While at the airport do not call caused the emergency landing.
According to the website FlightAware, which tracks flights in real time, from the Shanghai flight departed at 13:00.
As reported by TASS in reference to the Irkutsk airport, the plane flew to London at 19:30 local time (14:30 GMT) with an alternate airport. About the reasons for changes in the route are not reported.
However, as FlashSiberia citing a source in the aviation circles in the region, the plane of China Eastern Airlines landing in Irkutsk because of the deteriorating condition of the child on Board.
“During the flight a child got sick. His temperature rose sharply. So as not to expose the health of the infant passenger of danger, the captain decided to land at the alternate airport, which in this case is the airport of Irkutsk”, – said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, after rendering medical care the plane continued the flight.