Delta Air Lines flight 237 — scheduled to fly from Rome to Detroit — was canceled following its emergency diversion today to London Heathrow.
WWJ in the Motor City reports the 767-300 originally had 217 people aboard. The radio station’s reporter Sandra McNeill says a medical emergency forced the diversion.
Delta says a flight from Rome to Detroit is making an emergency landing in London due to an onboard medical emergency. 217 passengers on flight #237. Hope everyone is ok. @WWJ950
— Sandra McNeill (@SandMcNeill) July 26, 2019
Delta has canceled the LHR to DTW leg.
Wishing best of luck to the ill passenger(s) and those trying to get to DTW.
UPDATED, 12:34 PM PDT:
A woman named Laurie Kelly says she and her husband were on the flight.
She reports a female passenger died on the plane.
My husband and I were onboard this flight, headed home. Incredibly sad, the woman passed away onboard. @Delta crew handled it as best they could, with extraordinary sensitivity, order and compassion for all passengers.
— Laurie Kelly (@lauriekelly4) July 26, 2019
This marks the second time in about as many weeks that a passenger has passed away during a Delta flight. A cause of death on this morning’s flight has not yet been released.