The captain of a Cayman Airways flight bound for Miami turned the aircraft around and returned to Owen Roberts International Airport shortly after taking off Wednesday morning when a passenger on board had a medical emergency, the airline reported.

The incident occurred aboard Cayman Airways’ repatriation flight KX3102, which left Owen Roberts at 10:19am.

According to an airline spokesperson, the passenger had a medical emergency about 15 minutes after take-off.

“The Captain returned the aircraft to ORIA to ensure that the passenger received the necessary medical attention as quickly as possible,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

An ambulance met the aircraft to transport the passenger to hospital.

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After the passenger’s baggage was located and removed from the aircraft, the flight departed again around noon.

The airline said all public health protocols were adhered to.

A Health Services Authority spokesperson said on Thursday that the patient was in a stable condition.

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