Flight to LA makes emergency Iqaluit landing

A flight from London heading to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing in Iqaluit Tuesday afternoon.

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A flight from London heading to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing in Iqaluit Tuesday afternoon.

American Airlines flight 137 landed in Iqaluit at 12:25 p.m. local time as a result of a medical emergency.

According to Nunavut health officials, one of the passengers was admitted to hospital, but was treated and released.

An American Airlines spokesperson said the plane also made a hard landing and had to be inspected before it could take off again.

It made for a long day for the 236 passengers onboard.

The plane hit the skies for L.A. at 3:30 p.m. local time.

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