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A China Eastern Boeing 777-300ER dumps 45 tons of fuel in the air

Beijing, China - A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 777-300ER made an emergency landing at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, to receive medical help for a physically discomforted passenger.

On July 16, Flight MU587 took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport for New York. The aircraft was over Okhotsk Sea near Japan when a passenger called cabin crew members to help him.

Cabin crew saw the passenger was showing symptoms of hemoptysis and tachycardia. They then made an announcement to find a doctor among the passengers for medical help.

A Chinese and two American doctors responded to the call. The passenger was offered oxygen inhalation while doctors examined him.

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The crew prepared for an Emergency landing at the Tokyo-Narita after doctors concluded that the passenger's situation was unstable.

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To ensure safety during landing, the pilots of the flight MU587 dumped 45 tons of fuel in the air.

The passenger was taken to a hospital in Tokyo and recovered after medical treatment.