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Dublin-bound flight diverted to Logan Airport for medical emergency

An American Airlines flight bound for Dublin was diverted to Logan International Airport on Monday night after a female passenger had a medical emergency, according to State Police and the airline.

Flight 722, which took off from Philadelphia, landed at Logan shortly after 10:15 p.m., where State Police met the aircraft, said a spokesman for MassPort, which runs Logan.

David Procopio, a State Police spokesman, said the passenger was taken for a medical evaluation to Massachusetts General Hospital. Authorities did not release her name or age or describe her medical issue.

Martha Thomas, a spokeswoman for American, said around 11:15 p.m. that American was “working to get our customers to Dublin as quickly as possible, but the safety and security of our employees and customers are always our top priority.”


Thomas referred further questions about the incident to law enforcement. Further information about the episode was not immediately available on Monday night.

Shortly after the plane landed at Logan, one bewildered passenger asked the airline on Twitter, “our flight, 722, just made an unexpected landing in Boston. What’s going on?”

American tweeted back, “We’re sorry for the unexpected stop. We’ll be letting someone off the plane in BOS and we’ll have you on your way.”

Globe correspondent Alexandra Koktsidis contributed to this report. Travis Andersen can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.