China Airlines flight returns to SFO for medical emergency

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Monday, December 28, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A China Airlines flight from San Francisco to Taipei had to return to SFO for a medical emergency.

Officials say a passenger became sick on the flight shortly after takeoff at 12:30 a.m. Monday.

China Flight 3 returned to SFO, where the passenger was removed and taken to the hospital. The rest of the passengers stayed on board. The flight just took off for a second time, and should arrive in Taiwan about four hours late.