Officials say an international flight was diverted to North Carolina after an elderly woman on board became ill.

Airport deputy director Gary Broughton told news media outlets that the LAN Airlines jet flying from Ecuador to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York was diverted to Wilmington International Airport just before 4 p.m. Sunday.

Broughton says the 90-year-old woman suffered a heart problem and was taken to a hospital for treatment. There was no word on her condition and she wasn't further identified.

Broughton said after the diversion the plane continued to JFK.