Flight from LAX to Tampa makes emergency landing in Houston

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Saturday, June 28, 2014
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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A flight from Los Angeles to Tampa made an emergency landing in Houston after one of two medical emergencies on board.

Journalist Al Tompkins was on the flight. He says a man had a seizure after the plane left Los Angeles. Crews were forced to make an emergency landing at Bush Airport in Houston. A surgeon happened to be on the flight and helped the man having a seizure until the plane landed.

After the plane resumed its flight to Tampa, a second passenger suffered a medical emergency. Tompkins says a woman became sick when the plane hit turbulence over the Gulf. When the flight landed in Tampa, medics met the plane and took the woman to the hospital.

Tompkins says everyone was calm, including the crew, during both incidents.