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Turkish flight with Israeli passengers makes emergency landing in Tehran
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TEHRAN – A Turkish Airlines flight with 20 Israelis on board, en route to Mumbai from Istanbul, made an emergency landing in Tehran on Monday night after a passenger with a medical condition needed immediate treatment.

According to Israeli media, two hours before the flight was scheduled to land in India, one of the passengers on board felt unwell, and the crew announced that the plane would turn around and land in Iran.

After the patient, who was not an Israeli, was treated, the plane continued on its way to India.

“Two hours before we were supposed to land in India, they announced that someone on the plane wasn’t feeling well. It did a small u-turn and landed [in Iran],” said one of the Israeli passengers on board the plane.

He said there were several Israelis on the plane, but that the Iranian crew members who boarded it didn’t check the travelers’ passports.

“Once we had landed, a few Iranian maintenance workers and a paramedic boarded, did some check-ups, and left the plane,” he said.

“There was no specific concern except for the delay that occurred. But other than that everything was alright,” another Israeli passenger said. “They came and took the ill passenger off the plane in a smooth manner.”


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