Stewart in hospital after in-flight scare
Thursday 03 March 2011
Sir Jackie Stewart was taken to hospital yesterday after falling ill while flying home from the Geneva Motor Show. The 71-year-old former world champion was on a British Airways flight to London.
BA said its flight crew requested an emergency landing "so that a male passenger could receive medical attention immediately on arrival". The pilot reportedly asked if there were any medical personnel on the plane, and he was given first aid by flight attendants.
Sir Jackie was taken to Hillingdon Hospital in west London. His private secretary, Oliver Anderson, said he had suffered "a physical setback" on the flight and was expected to make a full recovery.
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