Racing legend Jackie Stewart taken ill on flight
Motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart was taken to hospital today after falling ill while flying home from the Geneva Motor Show.
The 71-year-old former Grand Prix star, who was three times world driving champion, was on a British Airways flight from Geneva to London.
BA said its flight crew had requested an emergency landing "so that a male passenger could receive medical attention immediately on arrival".
Journalists on board the flight - BA727 - reported that the pilot asked passengers if there were any medical personnel on the plane, stating that there was a medical emergency.
It was also reported that Sir Jackie got up to go to the toilet during the flight but never returned to his seat and that he was given first aid by stewardesses.
BA said: "Our cabin crew cared for the customer during the flight. We wish him well."
It was understood that Sir Jackie was taken to Hillingdon Hospital in west London after the plane landed at around 12.40pm.
Sir Jackie's son, Paul, told BBC Sport that his father had passed out and as a precaution had been taken to hospital.
He said: "I've just spoken to him in hospital. He seemed absolutely fine but obviously something happened and we need to establish what, but I'm on my way to see him right now.
"I should think he'll just be checked over and hopefully it will be nothing more sinister than that."
Sir Jackie was the world driving champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973, and won 27 Grand Prix.
Juventus vs Real Madrid - Champions League LIVE! Latest score and updates from semi-final first leg
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1 player ratings: Carlos Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata on target - but who scored highest?
Gareth Bale performance slammed by Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Lee Dixon: 'His team-mates can't be happy'
David Beckham reveals secret of his success: I 'stayed in to watch Match of the Day' rather than go out with friends on a Saturday night
Two new members of Floyd Mayweather's The Money Team blag their way into entourage to celebrate to celebrate with Justin Bieber
- 1 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 How to gain confidence and maximise your sexual potential
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show