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Airplane makes unscheduled stop in Churchill en route from Germany

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A large Airbus A340-600 plane made an unscheduled landing in Churchill on Sunday afternoon after a passenger got sick.

The plane was en route from Munich, Germany, to Los Angeles, when it was redirected to Churchill. A source in the northern town said the passenger was then transfered to a Winnipeg hospital by air ambulance for treatment.

The plane departed from Churchill around 6:50 p.m. Sunday and made the rest of the trip to Los Angeles.

The Airbus A340-600 is the longest-fuselage jetliner built by Airbus, according to the company website, and can seat up to 419 people.

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