Elderly woman rushed to hospital after flight diverted to Shannon Airport

The plane was travelling from London Gatwick to Barbados when the woman became unwell

Elderly woman rushed to hospital after flight diverted to Shannon Airport

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An elderly woman has been rushed to University Hospital Limerick after a plane was diverted to Shannon Airport.

The woman became unwell on board a Thomson's flight from London Gatwick to Barbados this morning.

A number of nurses were on board and came to her aid.

Emergency services met the plane on landing at around 11.20am.

It is the fifth diversion - four of which were related to medical emergencies - to Shannon Airport over the last week.