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Coronavirus Scare: United Diverts New York-Delhi Flight as Passenger Falls Ill Mid-Flight

File photo of an United Airlines flight. (Image Source: IANS)

File photo of an United Airlines flight. (Image Source: IANS)

The Boeing 777-200 United Airlines aircraft with 170 passengers and a crew of 15 was diverted to London.

A United Airlines' flight between New York and New Delhi was diverted to London's Heathrow airport after a passenger fell ill on board.

The airline in a statement did not refer to coronavirus as the reason behind the ill health of the passenger.

However, the development comes at a time when the global scare over the outbreak of coronavirus has reached alarming levels.

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 170 passengers and a crew of 15 was diverted to London.

According to the airline, arrangements are being made for the other passengers to complete their onward journey.

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