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Ethiopian Airlines flight diverted from Addis Ababa to St. John's

A medical emergency aboard a flight bound for Ethiopia's capital city diverted to St. John's on Wednesday afternoon following a medical emergency.

Flight landed at 4 p.m. NT following medical emergency

There were no immediate details on what caused the crash of the Boeing 737, some 50 kilometres south of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters/file photo)

A medical emergency aboard a flight bound for Ethiopia's capital city diverted a plane to St. John's on Wednesday.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 501 landed in St. John's at about 4 p.m NT, according to Erika Kelland, a spokesperson at the St. John's International Airport.

Kelland said there was a medical emergency on board, but had no other information about the incident or how long the plane would remain in St. John's.

The plane left Washington, D.C. at 11:30 NT and was set for a flight of about 13 hours to Addis Ababa.