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NEWS: Iqaluit August 22, 2013 - 7:20 am

KLM jet makes emergency landing in Iqaluit

"Medical emergency" puts KLM Flight 677 from Amsterdam to Calgary down in Iqaluit

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A KLM jet lands Aug. 21 at the Iqaluit airport after a passenger on the aircraft en route from Amsterdam to Calgary suffered a
A KLM jet lands Aug. 21 at the Iqaluit airport after a passenger on the aircraft en route from Amsterdam to Calgary suffered a "medical emergency." (PHOTO BY BRIAN TATTUINEE)

A huge Airbus A330-300 operated by Royal Dutch Airlines, or KLM, en route from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to Calgary International Airport, landed for about two hours Aug. 21 at the Iqaluit airport.

A spokesperson for KLM said on Twitter that a medical emergency had prompted the unscheduled landing, although no details were provided about the emergency.

The 63 metre-long jet, which is able can carry up to 292 passengers, landed at about 1:30 p.m. in Iqaluit, with emergency vehicles then moving up to the aircraft’s doors.

After the stop, flight then continued on its way to Calgary, according to information posted on Flightaware.com.

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