Emergency services on airport alert as plane from Spain lands in UK

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EMERGENCY SERVICES: Awaited the arrival of the flight from Spain at Leeds Bradford Airport

FIREFIGHTERS, police and paramedics were on standby at an airport in the UK after the crew radioed ahead to ask for assistance for several sick passengers.

Two ambulances were waiting on the tarmac at Leeds Bradford Airport as the Jet2 flight from Reus in Spain landed safely.

Police said a number of people had fallen ill with a report that one was violently sick to the point of passing out.

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Sergeant Chris Brumfitt of West Yorkshire Police tweeted, “Joint emergency service response to Leeds / Bradford airport tonight after reports of a number of people falling ill on an in-bound flight. Fortunately nothing more than a sickness bug.”

A Jet2 spokesperson said, “We can confirm that the crew on board flight LS298 from Reus to Leeds Bradford Airport arranged an ambulance for two passengers who were taken ill.

“The crew were alerted to a further two, non-associated cases of passengers feeling unwell on board.

“On arrival, as a precaution they were immediately checked over in the ambulance before heading home.

“All other passengers disembarked as normal and continued their journeys. The safety and care of our customers is always our first priority.”

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