Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Southwest Airlines flight diverts to Panama City Beach due to passenger medical issue

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)-- A Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Orlando had to divert to Panama City Beach Wednesday due to a passenger with a medical condition.

Southwest Flight 3016 from Phoenix to Orlando landed at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) north of Panama City Beach at 2:35 pm central standard time.

A passenger, reportedly in their 80s, fell ill during the flight. According to scanner traffic, CPR was in progress on the plane while it was headed to ECP.

No other information is available right now. The flight did land safely. It's scheduled to continue it's trip to Orlando at 3:20 pm central standard time.


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