Prince: new details of plane emergency as fans mourn vocalist

Questions surrounding pop hotshots sudden zero in on unscheduled landing made by his jet a few days before he was found dead

New details emerged on Friday of how a medical emergency on board Princes private airplane led to an unscheduled landing only a few days before his death.

As fans worldwide mourned the sudden loss of the 57 -year-old hotshot, topics surrounding the circumstances of his death zeroed in on the fact that he may have become gravely ill days earlier but declined a lengthy stay in hospital.

According to flight records the plane descended 45,000 feet in 17 minutes to land at the airport, at a point when it had been 48 minutes away from its scheduled destination of Minneapolis.

Quad City international airport in Moline, Illinois, confirmed on Thursday that a private airplane made an unscheduled landing around 1.35 am local time on 15 April, and a person with a medical emergency was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

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