Packed Virgin flight from New York to Manchester lands safely after medical emergency
A packed flight from New York to Manchester has landed safely after declaring a mid air emergency this morning.
The huge Airbus A330-343 plane declared the emergency just over Wales at around 6.40am and landed at Manchester Airport at around 7.25am.
Virgin Atlantic said the plan requested priority landing as a person on-board was taken ill.
A spokesperson said: "This is a routine request we ask for to ensure customers can get medical attention as soon as possible.
The flight set off from JFK at around 8.30pm last night.