Thomson flight to Mallorca was diverted to London after emergency declared

A flight of Thomson Airways Limited from United Kingdom to Spain was diverted to London due to sick passenger.

The Thomson Flight TOM7118 departed from East Midlands Airport, near Nottingham, at 4pm today bound Palma de Mallorca Airport, in the Balearic Islands.

The flight was diverted to London-Gatwick International Airport after transmitting the “7700” emergency code to air traffic controllers due to a medical emergency by a passenger sick.

A spokesperson of the company said: “We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to customers travelling on flight TOM7118 from East Midlands to Majorca, due to the aircraft needing to divert to Gatwick as a result of a medical emergency.”

“We would like to reassure everyone that we are working as quickly as possible to get all customers affected on their journeys as soon as we can.”