Flight from Brussels Diverted to Dublin Airport Following Medical Incident and Disruptive Passenger on Board

United Airlines flight diverted to Dublin Airport

A flight from Brussels to New York was diverted to Dublin Airport this afternoon due to two separate incidents on board. The United Airlines flight to Newark Airport landed earlier today following separate reports of a disruptive passenger and a suspected medical issue. These issues were first reported by Shaun’s Aviation.

It was met on the ground by gardaí, National Ambulance Service, and HSE personnel on arrival.

daa Statement:

Flight UA998 from Brussels to New York’s Newark Airport diverted to @DublinAirport this afternoon due to reports of two separate incidents – a disruptive passenger and a suspected medical issue – on board. Appropriate protocols were put in place by Dublin Airport Operations and Airport Police for the arrival of the aircraft, a spokesperson for daa said in a statement shared to social media.

“There is no impact on operations at Dublin Airport and passengers travelling this evening should plan to arrive at the airport as normal.”

A spokesperson for the HSE said it cannot comment on individual cases to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the people involved. “Departments of Public Health respond to notified cases of suspected infectious diseases, undertake a risk assessment of the situation and control measures are put in place if required to protect public health,” they added.

The HSE National Ambulance Service and HSE Public Health undertook appropriate investigations at Dublin Airport following protocols in partnership with Dublin Airport, An Garda Síochána, and Airport Police. “Public Health and National Ambulance Service managed this incident according to national public health guidelines.”

A spokesperson for United Airlines said United flight 998 from Brussels to New York/Newark “landed safely in Dublin on Monday because of a disruptive passenger.” “Separately, a medical situation was identified with a different passenger. Medical personnel in Ireland investigated and cleared the flight to continue with the removal of one disruptive passenger, one ill passenger, and one other person traveling with the ill passenger. The flight has re-departed for New York/Newark.”