Sydney-bound flight diverted to Perth

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AN Emirates A380 has been forced to make an unscheduled landing in Perth due to a medical emergency.

Flight EK414 departed Dubai around 6am Perth time on Wednesday morning, en route to Sydney.

But after more than 12 hours in the air, as the plane flew over the Gibson Desert, an elderly passenger needed medical treatment.

The decision was made to divert the plane to Perth Airport where St John paramedics were waiting to transport the man to hospital.

The A380, which was carrying 460 passengers, arrived at Perth Airport just after 6.30pm.



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