Medical issue forces Qatar Airways flight to make unscheduled landing in Manchester

A Qatar Airways flight from New York will make an unscheduled landing at Britain's Manchester Airport due to a medical issue on board. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
A Qatar Airways flight from New York will make an unscheduled landing at Britain's Manchester Airport due to a medical issue on board. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

LONDON (Reuters) - A Qatar Airways flight from New York will make an unscheduled landing at Britain's Manchester Airport due to a medical issue on board, the airport said on Thursday.

"We appear to have a minor medical issue on board so we're diverting the flight to Manchester as a precaution before it carries on to its destination in Doha," an airport spokesman said.