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Scoot flight turned back because of 'medical emergency'

A passenger on flight TZ7 was found unconscious and the flight was reportedly turned back to offload him.

PERTH: A Scoot flight from Perth to Singapore had to be turned back because of a medical emergency on Monday evening (Aug 18). A spokesman for the budget carrier said a passenger was found unconscious on board flight TZ7.

Two nurses who were on the plane advised that the passenger needed medical attention, and the person was offloaded from the flight.

TZ7 had initially taken off from the Australian city at around 6:30pm Singapore time. Twitter user @ashmunn tweeted at 7:53pm: "Scoot Boeing-777 returned to Perth after 1 hour 12 minutes' flight - just landed."

Mr Verrell Tan, a flight operations specialist with Scoot tweeted via the account @lammified at around 9pm that "9V-OTA has just departed Perth for a second time today, and is now on its way back to Singapore."

The Scoot spokesman confirmed that the flight took off again from Perth at around 8:50pm. No details were given on the number of passengers on board.