Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Logan After Toddler’s Cardiac Arrest

A Jet Blue flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Logan Airport Thursday evening after a toddler on the plane went into cardiac arrest.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Matthew Guarino confirmed that the department escorted a two-year-old and his family to Massachusetts General Hospital.

The child, from Needham, was in “full cardiac arrest’’ when reached by first responders, Trooper Matthew Guarino told

The plane, identified by police as Flight #1786 from Pittsburgh to Boston, was given priority status to land at the airport around 5:40 p.m. Troopers briefly closed the Route 1 ramp interchange and other intersections along the way to assist the ambulance.


The condition of the child has not been publicly released.

Trooper John Morris told WBZ News that a Pennsylvania doctor on the flight may have played a role in keeping the boy alive until the plane could land. The child was reportedly unconscious but still had a pulse on his way to the hospital.

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