Flight diverted to Gatwick Airport after passenger emergency

Gatwick Airport control tower
Gatwick Airport control tower

A flight from Essex to Spain was diverted to Gatwick Airport this morning (Thursday December 31).

The Easyjet aircraft was travelling from London Southend Airport to Alicante, in Spain. It left the Essex Airport at 7am.

A statement on the Easyjet website said the flight had been diverted due to a ‘passenger’s well-being’ which required further assistance.

The aircraft landed at Gatwick at around 8am. It has since left and is currently on route to the Spanish city.

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