BANGOR, Maine (AP) — One of the world’s largest passenger jets made an unscheduled landing at Maine’s Bangor International Airport because of a medical emergency involving a passenger, officials said.
It’s the largest passenger plane in the world, and today it made an unexpected stop in Bangor. The Airbus A380, coming from Dubai, had a medical emergency onboard and needed to land quickly. No word yet on the patient’s status. @wgme13 @FOX23Maine pic.twitter.com/k7P6qbHcti
— Mike Hartford (@MikeHartford4) January 13, 2020
The fire department needed to use its aerial ladder to retrieve the patient from the second level of the double-decker A380, which landed at the airport at 9:30 a.m., said spokeswoman Aimee Thibodeau.
The firetruck ladder expedited the passenger’s removal because the airport’s steps wouldn’t reach the airplane’s upper doors, Thibodeau said.
The Emirates Airbus A380 from Dubai took off from Bangor at 12:15 p.m. to continue its flight to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.