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24th Dec 2016

A 10-year-old girl has died on a flight diverted to Shannon Airport


An Air Canada flight from Toronto to London had to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon after a 10-year-old passenger entered cardiac arrest on board.

The flight landed at 7.40pm Ireland time, where paramedics had gathered to assist the child. The girl, who has not yet been publicly named, was rushed to University Hospital Limerick where she was pronounced dead.

The Irish Independent has reported that Boeing 787-800 was over Mayo when the pilot announced that there was a child on board suffering from cardiac arrest, and the decision had been taken to land at Shannon.

The child was believed to have been travelling with three older siblings at the time.