A medical emergency led to a Delta Airlines flight making an unscheduled stop at Aberdeen Regional Airport Tuesday morning.
A male passenger on the jet, which was bound for Minneapolis, reported having a heart attack, said Randy Meister, battalion chief with Aberdeen Fire and Rescue. There was a doctor on the flight, Meister said.
The man appeared to be conscious when he was rolled in a wheelchair to an ambulance and loaded. The ambulance then left the airport.
Meister said the man was able to visit with other people. It appeared his luggage was unloaded from the jet. The jet was refueled while in Aberdeen.
According to delta.com, the plane left Helena, Mont., at 5:54 a.m. MDT and was scheduled to land in Minneapolis at 9:24 a.m. Instead, according to the website, it was diverted to Aberdeen, where it landed at 8:35 a.m. and departed at 10:04 a.m. It landed in Minneapolis at 10:55 a.m., according to delta.com.
As of Tuesday evening, no other information was available from Delta Airlines or Aberdeen Regional Airport.