McCarran International Airport

SkyWest Flight Makes Emergency Landing at McCarran

Medical Emergency Prompts Unscheduled Stop

February 22, 2019 - 9:12 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An airplane has made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a passenger reported a medical problem.

Airport spokeswoman Gabriela Muro told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a passenger on the SkyWest Airlines flight from Palm Springs, California to Salt Lake City reported numbness on her right side. The woman was conscious and breathing when she was taken to a hospital after the emergency landing in Las Vegas around 7 a.m.

Muro says there were no other injuries or incidents with the flight.

The flight-tracking website FlightAware shows the airplane took off again from Las Vegas about an hour and a half after the landing.