British Airways flight BA85 travelling from London to Vancouver made an unplanned diversion to Goose Bay Airport in Labrador Tuesday evening.

Goose Bay RCMP said the plane was diverted because a passenger was in need of medical attention. 

Reports that the Boeing 747 plane had been diverted were first made around 7:50 p.m.

The airline said the flight continued on to Vancouver and arrived about five hours late.