Gatwick: Passenger dies leaving EasyJet flighton June 17, 2022 at 7:41 am

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

The passenger who had restricted mobility was leaving an EasyJet flight.

EasyJet planes at GatwickImage source, PA Media

A passenger with restricted mobility has died at Gatwick Airport after leaving an aircraft.

EasyJet has confirmed the death of the passenger on Wednesday.

An airline spokesman said: “A number of our cabin crew provided medical assistance to a passenger at Gatwick Airport whilst waiting for paramedics to arrive.

“However the passenger sadly later passed away.”

Gatwick Airport said staff were helping to disembark three passengers with restricted mobility (PRMs) at the time.

“A member of Wilson James staff was waiting when the aircraft arrived and was in the process of disembarking the three PRM passengers when the incident occurred,” a spokesperson said.

“Staff shortages were not a factor in this incident.

“It is normal for one staff member to disembark three passengers who require assistance by taking them one at a time the short distance to the waiting buggy.”

He said a formal investigation was under way.

Presentational grey line

Follow BBC South East on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram. Send your story ideas to southeasttoday@bbc.co.uk

Related Internet Links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.
- Advertisement -

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

Claudio Ranieri: Watford sack Italian after less than four months in chargeon January 24, 2022 at 5:43 pm

Watford sack manager Claudio Ranieri after less than four months in charge at Vicarage Road.

Rail strike: Second day of action under way after talks collapseon June 22, 2022 at 11:02 pm

Thursday's strike is set to have a similar impact as Tuesday's, with just 20% of services running.Image source, PA MediaThe rail strike on Thursday...

Covid vaccine offered to 40-year-olds in Englandon April 30, 2021 at 4:04 am

Nine out of every 10 people aged 45 and over have now had a jab in England, NHS officials say.Nine out of every 10...

Why are flights being cancelled?on June 1, 2022 at 1:12 pm

There has been significant disruption at UK airports, with flights cancelled and long queues at airports.

Nigeria’s sleepless students trying to beat the Lagos trafficon February 15, 2022 at 12:45 am

Nigeria's largest city is notorious for its traffic, which is having an impact on children's education.