October 18, 2021

TOM322 / X3322: TUI plane lands at Glasgow Airport after ‘Medical Emergency’

A Scottish passenger plane has landed in Glasgow following the declaration of a mid-air emergency.

The TUI Airways flight, which was en route from Aberdeen to Tenerife, declared an emergency about half an hour into its four-hour journey.

It announced a Squaw 7700 while flying near Glasgow.

An emergency squaw is used to identify an aircraft that has a potential problem and enable it to prioritize other air traffic.

Our sister’s title, The Herald, has confirmed that the flight was diverted due to a cabin crew member who needed “immediate” medical attention.

Glasgow Times:

The flight took a U-turn during a trip to East Ayrshire and landed at Glasgow Airport at about 1:11 p.m.

A TUI spokesman said: “We can confirm that flight TOM1322 from Aberdeen to Tenerife has been diverted to Glasgow due to the need for immediate medical attention as a result of a crew member.

“The flight will continue to Tenerife as soon as possible, and we would like to thank the passengers for their patience and understanding at this time.

“The safety and well-being of our passengers and crew has always been our top priority.”

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