More than 200 passengers and crew from a German airliner spent the night in St. John's, after a passenger became sick enough to warrant a diversion. 

The Air Berlin Airbus 330 was over the middle of the Atlantic when a 62-year-old woman got sick.

The plane had been heading from the Dominican Republic to Berlin when the diversion was ordered. The jet landed at St. John's International Airport around 10:50 p.m. 

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary could not confirm whether the woman survived. 

Police said by the time all the bags were removed from the plane to find those belonging to the passenger and her husband, it was too late for the crew to continue without a break.

The flight will resume later Thursday.