A RYANAIR flight from Gdańsk in Poland to Dublin has been forced to divert this afternoon after a mid-air emergency was declared onboard.
Flight FR1909 reported an emergency after a passenger took ill over the North Sea around 500km from the Irish capital.
The jet was forced to land at Newcastle International Airport in northeast England at 12.04pm after the incident was declared at around 11.30am.
The flight, which departed Poland at 10.45 this morning, had originally been scheduled to arrive at Dublin Airport at 12.50pm.
Medics were warned in advance and met the stricken passenger immediately upon the aircraft's arrival in Newcastle.
In a statement, a Ryanair spokesman said: "This flight from Gdansk to Dublin (7 Nov) diverted to Newcastle after a customer became ill on board.
"The crew called ahead to request medical assistance, the aircraft landed normally and the customer disembarked and was met by medics for further treatment.
"The aircraft will depart for Dublin shortly. Ryanair apologises to all customers for this short delay."