Virgin Atlantic Makes Unscheduled Stop in Winnipeg

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A Virgin Atlantic flight prepares to depart Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Sunday, October 26, 2014. (CAL GOSSELIN PHOTO)

A Boeing 747 from the Virgin Atlantic fleet made an unscheduled stop in Winnipeg on Sunday.

The flight, travelling from London, England to Las Vegas, landed at James Richardson International Airport at around 2:58 p.m.

A spokesperson for the Winnipeg Airports Authority confirmed it was due to a medical emergency onboard.

The Richard Branson-owned aircraft took off again at 4:22 p.m., according to flight records.

Virgin Atlantic doesn’t currently service the Winnipeg market.