TUI Boeing 787 Makes Emergency Landing at Gatwick Due to Medical Situation

A TUI Boeing 787 flying out of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport (AMS) declared a medical emergency on Sunday, July 7th, 2024. Flight OR375, which was bound for Punta Cana (PUJ), Dominican Republic, diverted its course and landed safely at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) shortly after the emergency was announced. The flight was operated by a Boeing 787-8 (Reg. PH-TFJ).


According to reports, a passenger onboard suffered a swollen abdomen and severe pains. The emergency medical unit was waiting for the aircraft and the passenger was taken to receive the necessary help.  The prompt decision to divert the flight indicates the seriousness of the situation and prioritizes the well-being of the passenger involved.


TUI, the travel company operating the flight, has yet to release an official statement regarding the nature of the emergency or the condition of the passenger.  This incident highlights the importance of proper medical protocols established for in-flight emergencies. Airlines, including TUI, have trained medical personnel on board flights to handle such situations. Additionally, airports like Gatwick maintain emergency response teams equipped to address medical needs upon landing.


While the full picture of this situation remains unclear, the safe landing of the TUI Boeing 787 serves as a testament to the swift action taken by the crew and the collaborative efforts between airlines and airports to ensure passenger safety in the event of an in-flight medical emergency. 

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