Two planes diverted to Halifax within minutes of each other
A United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner made an emergency landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:47AM ADT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:03AM ADT
A United Airlines Flight, on its way from New York to Brussels, Belgium was diverted to Halifax Stanfield International Airport Tuesday night around 9:20 p.m after a fire onboard.
Two minutes later, a flight on its way from Montreal to Frankfurt, Germany was diverted to Halifax after a medical emergency.
The fire on the Brussels flight started in the galley of the plane and was extinguished with a fire extinguisher by crew members.
Emergency Health Services, Fire, and RCMP were all dispatched to the Halifax airport, but no one was injured in the incident.
The passengers left on a new flight around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The original plane returned to New York around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.
The medical emergency on the Frankfurt flight was a man complaining of severe headaches. When the flight landed in Halifax, he was taken to the QEII hospital and the flight continued on its way to Frankfurt. It was expected to arrive in Frankfurt about two or three hours behind schedule.