Disabled Reporter Criticizes EasyJet After Being Left on Plane


Disabled Reporter Criticizes EasyJet After Being Left on Plane

Frank Gardner, a security correspondent for BBC, is blasting EasyJet for leaving him on the aircraft at Gatwick Airport, after wheelchair assistance failed to show after all the other passengers had deplaned.  Gardner has been disabled since 2004 when he was partially paralyzed after being attacked by terrorists while reporting in Saudi Arabia.

Garnder took to Twitter and his 62,000 followers to complain about the airline.

EasyJet responded to the complaints by Mr. Garnder in a statement to The Evening Standard, where they said they were investigating the incident.  They said, “EasyJet is sorry that Mr Gardner was delayed around 30 minutes upon arrival at London Gatwick last night, cabin crew remained with him during the delay.”

Gardner has said this isn’t the first time, or the first airline, for this to happen to him.  Shortly after the incident, Garnder tweeted from Paris about being left on the plane, even after all other passengers had deplaned.

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