Flight from Ireland to Spain diverts to France after declaring mid-flight emergency

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AN Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Madrid has been diverted to Bordeaux in France because of a medical emergency.

Flight  EI592 left the Irish city at 7.16am local time and was scheduled to arrive in Madrid at 10.45am.

But, after a mid-flight medical emergency was declared, the pilot of the Airbus A320 descended rapidly and diverted to Bordeaux-Mérignac airport landing safely at 11.06am.

The nature of the medical emergency or the condition of the passenger is not currently known.

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