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World's Largest Jetliner Lands In Maine For A Medical Emergency

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — One of the world's largest passenger jets made an unscheduled landing at Maine's Bangor International Airport because of a medical emergency involving a passenger, officials said.

The fire department needed to use its aerial ladder to retrieve the patient from the second level of the double-decker A380, which landed at the airport at 9:30 a.m., said spokeswoman Aimee Thibodeau.

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The firetruck ladder expedited the passenger's removal because the airport's steps wouldn't reach the airplane's upper doors, Thibodeau said.

The Emirates Airbus A380 from Dubai took off at 12:15 p.m. to continue its flight to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.

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