An EasyJet Flight from Crete was forced to make an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport
An EasyJet flight from Crete was forced to make an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport after it was reported that the captain fell ill on approach to the airport and was forced to use the toilet.
The four-and-a-half-hour flight from Heraklion, Crete had to be landed by the first officer in the early hours of Sunday morning after he altered Edinburgh control tower of the emergency.
Passengers on flight EZY6938 reported seeing the captain head to the toilets on approach to the airport. They had been told over the tannoy system that the captain had been taken ill.
According to reports, the captain and the first officer had been on duty for more than 13 hours due to delays.
As the EasyJet was approaching Edinburgh Airport, five fire engines and two ambulances were waiting for the plane to land. The Captain was treated by paramedics.
EasyJet has not yet made any comment on what was wrong with the Captain.
One passenger told The Daily Record: ‘The captain had been seen going into the toilet and not coming out.
‘The very young-looking co-pilot announced on the tannoy that the emergency response was due to the captain taking ill.
‘It is unknown if the captain returned to cockpit for landing, but he was not seen to do so.’