Delta Boeing 767 diverts to YZF for medical emergency

A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing in Yellowknife on Friday afternoon when a passenger required emergency health care.

At around 2pm, Delta flight 145 diverted to Yellowknife Airport.

The aircraft was on its way from Amsterdam and heading for Seattle at the time.


Online flight data suggests the aircraft, a Boeing 767-300, landed at around 3pm and took off again shortly thereafter, later arriving in Seattle at 4:30pm Pacific time.

The passenger, a woman, was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital and is in a stable condition, police said.

Delta Air Lines confirmed to Cabin Radio there had been a diversion for medical reasons.

Emergency medical crews, Yellowknife RCMP, Yellowknife Airport’s fire department, and the Canadian Border Services Agency all responded to the medical emergency.