Date: 20th November 2008

Actress Ryder taken ill on flight

Winona Ryder was admitted to a west London hospital after being taken ill on a flight to Heathrow.

The 37-year-old was met by medics at Heathrow after being taken off the flight from Los Angeles.

A British Airways spokesman said the captain of the flight had requested a priority landing after she became ill.

Ryder, the star of movies such as Girl, Interrupted and Edward Scissorhands, was admitted to hospital in the morning and discharged a few hours later.

A spokesman for British Airways said: "The captain of BA282, which was travelling from LA to Heathrow, requested a priority landing as a female passenger required medical attention."

"The passenger was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The plane touched down shortly before noon UK time."

Source: Press Release