TUI Airways Flight Diverts With Sick Passenger

September 14, 2018 | 3 Comments

A TUI Airways [Thomson] flight diverted to Bermuda this afternoon [Sept 14] landing at the L.F. Wade International Airport with a sick passenger.

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Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, ambulance and airport personnel met the arriving flight at the main terminal where the sick passenger was taken off the plane and transported by ambulance to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Thomson TUI Airways Diversion Bermuda, September 14 2018-6102

Thomson flight 796 took off from Birmingham International Airport in the United Kingdom this morning and was on its way to Cancun International Airport in Mexico.

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  1. eyes wide open says:

    if you had ever been on a TUI (Thomson’s) flight you would understand why so many flights divert here with sick passengers.

    • JJ says:

      If you know the world geography Bermuda would be the first large land mass from UK to Cancun México. It was an emergency and it’s clover here vs USA when coming from the UK :)

  2. SpinCycle says:

    Are these air health emergencies evaluated before they simply land here and dump their cargo? I don’t mean to be insensitive, but one day one of these planes is going to land here with Ebola or some such issue and well… use your imagination! We wont have to worry about Bermudians outsourcing jobs any more!

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