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Thai Airways Airbus makes emergency landing in Istanbul

Christian Fernsby |
A Thai Airways Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet, made an emergency landing at Istanbul Airport today after a passenger on board had a medical emergency.

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The airliner made the sudden landing at 5:30 a.m. local time as it was flying from Bangkok to Frankfurt after a 61-year-old German passenger became ill.

The aircraft took off again for Germany at 7:20 a.m. after the passenger was taken to an Istanbul hospital by ambulance.

According to airport officials, this marked the first time an Airbus A380 landed at Istanbul Airport.

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