Delayed flight due to leave Dublin after girl has suspected anaphylactic shock

A flight that was called back to Dublin Airport, after a young girl fell ill following a suspected anaphylactic shock yesterday, is due to fly out of Dublin this afternoon.

Flight UA2064 is scheduled to leave Dublin today at 2pm and is expected to arrive at New York/Newark at 4.05pm local time.

Passengers said a nine-year-old girl from the US was with about six family members in business class when she had the suspected anaphylactic shock which could have been brought on by a nut allergy.

The girl was given an emergency shot of adrenaline just two hours into the flight of United Airlines UA22 yesterday before the plane was recalled to Dublin.

The Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which had 169 passengers and eight crew on board, landed safely shortly after 12.30pm and stayed at the airport for the rest of the day.

It is believed the girl had never shown any signs of an allergy before.

One passenger said the pilot announced that there was an emergency and asked if there were any doctors or nurses on board.

They said: "Two people came forward to help. Her face looked quite puffed up and she was obviously in distress.

"It appeared to be quite desperate at one point but then it calmed down when she was given an injection."

She was taken from the aircraft in a stable condition and taken to hospital.

United Airlines had to cancel the flight as the crew would have exceeded their legally permitted duty hours.

The airline apologised for the inconvenience caused and provided passengers with meals and overnight hotel accommodation.

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