An Emirates flight scheduled from Milan to New York’s JFK had to make an emergency landing due to the First Officer feeling ‘unwell’ approximately an hour and a half after take-off.
The flight returned to its point of origin and made an emergency landing at Malpensa Airport.
Flight EK205 made a U-turn over the Atlantic Ocean and returned to Milan.
Initial reports said it was due to a “technical issue.”
Update: #EK205 returning to Milan due to a technical issue. https://t.co/EbXqehEowR
The aircraft is now scheduled to depart tomorrow as EK8205.
Today’s other EK A380 diversions were both weather related. pic.twitter.com/jH4FXDOi5j
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) March 13, 2023
However, an Italian report said the First Officer suffered an illness during the flight.
From Fanpage (translated):
It was the First Officer of Emirates flight 205 who fell ill less than two…