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Delta flight diverted to Sioux Falls for medical emergency

October 4, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Pilots of a Delta flight had to make an emergency landing in Sioux Falls because a passenger had an urgent medical condition.

The flight from Chicago to Seattle was over Pierre Thursday when the pilots diverted to Sioux Falls. Regional Airport executive director Dan Letellier says the 63-year-old male passenger was conscious when the plane landed and was taken to a hospital. There’s no word on his condition.

Letellier tells the Argus Leader the Sioux Falls airport gets one or two medical diversions a month.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com