Delta flight makes emergency Detroit landing

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
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A Delta Air Lines flight from Paris to Detroit had to declare an emergency before it landed because of an ill crew member, according to airline officials.

The flight landed in Detroit at about noon.

"It happened about 45 minutes before the plane was set to arrive," said Adrian Gee, a Delta Air Lines spokeswoman. "It was due to an ill flight attendant. The aircraft was met by airport paramedics."

Detroit Metro Airport officials confirmed the airport's firefighters, who are also trained as paramedics, were asked to respond to a possible medical issue on the flight.

Gee said the flight attendant was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. She said she had no information about the nature of the illness.

The flight had 198 passengers and 12 crew members on board. Gee said no other passengers or crew members reported being ill when the flight landed. 

International Flight News reported the incident on its Twitter feed at about noon Friday.