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INCIDENT Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 diverted to Moscow after cabin crew suffered stroke

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After a crew member suffered a “hypertensive crisis” or a stroke, a Singapore Airlines flight from Copenhagen to Singapore Changi was forced to divert to Moscow.

The Airbus A350-900, registered 9V-SMO, took off from Copenhagen at 13:37 local time on Saturday as flight SQ351 and was expected to arrive at Changi Airport at 06:20 local time the next day.

The pilots requested a landing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport after the cabin crew became unwell. At roughly 18:00 local time, the pilots requested an emergency landing and arrived in Moscow after three hours and 23 minutes of flying time.

After dropping off a crew member in Russia, the plane took off from Moscow at 20:01 the next day and landed at Changi Airport at 10:46 a.m. local time on Sunday.

A medical team met the crew member and immediately transported him to a local hospital, where doctors assessed him.

He was discharged once his health stabilized, according to an airline representative, and the company has made all required arrangements to fly him back to Singapore.

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