Drama after six faint on flight

PARAMEDICS wearing protective suits were called to meet a plane landing at Heathrow airport today after six passengers fainted during the flight.It was treated as a potential hazardous materials incident as no-one knew what had caused the passengers to faint, so protective suits were worn.

PARAMEDICS wearing protective suits were called to meet a plane landing at Heathrow airport today after six passengers fainted during the flight.

It was treated as a potential hazardous materials incident as no-one knew what had caused the passengers to faint, so protective suits were worn.

The flight from Newark, USA landed in London at 6.50am today.

A hazardous area response team from London Ambulance Service met the flight along with six ambulance crews, two duty managers and three paramedics on bicycles who are based at the airport.

The passengers were assessed and allowed to continue their journeys and no-one was taken to hospital.