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Ethiopian Airlines Flight Diverted from Addis Ababa to St. John’s, Canada

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A medical emergency aboard a flight bound for Ethiopia’s capital city diverted a plane to St. John’s on Wednesday.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 501 landed in St. John’s at about 4 p.m NT, according to Erika Kelland, a spokesperson at the St. John’s International Airport.

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Erika Kelland said there was a medical emergency on board, but had no other information about the incident or how long the plane would remain in St. John’s.

The plane left the Washington Dulles International Airport in the United States at 11:30 NT and was set for a flight of about 13 hours to Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.