Passengers ‘quarantined’ at Manchester Airport as police surround plane

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Flybe passengers on a flight from Paris say they were ‘quarantined’ after a woman fell ill on board.

They were kept on the plane at Manchester Airport for more than an hour as police and paramedics surrounded the aircraft.

Passengers on BE3122 said they were not allowed to leave and complained that no information was being given.

One wrote: ‘Still on the plane, a person is sick on the plane. Health office outside the aircraft. Some kind of quarantine. Not much said by the captain or crew.’

The woman who was ill was eventually removed from the aeroplane before rest of the passengers were allowed off.

A Flybe spokesman said: ‘Flybe confirms that, as a precautionary measure on arrival in Manchester and following a passenger on the above flight falling sick, it has worked closely with the Public Health England to collect the full contact details from all 107 passengers on board.

‘This would allow them to be fully traceable if, in what would be a very rare instance, they might need to be uniquely alerted by the authority at some point in the future.

‘Flybe sincerely apologises to the passengers for the delay to their travel plans upon arrival and for the inconvenience experienced however the health and welfare of its passengers and crew remain our number one priority at all times.’

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