Independent - Ella Doyle

Shocked passenger watched flight take off after arriving on shuttle lift

A disabled passenger was left stranded on the tarmac at Newcastle Airport after the plane she was about to board took off without her. the couple were about to board, they noticed their luggage was being removed from the aircraft - and it was about to take off.

Special assistance provided by Newcastle Airport arrived at the plane after it had closed for boarding, according to the airline.

A spokesperson for Newcastle Airport told The Independent: "Following investigation, we can confirm that seven passengers that were assisted with their journey through the airport were unable to travel.

“The passengers arrived at the aircraft in advance of the scheduled departure time but were not permitted to board the aircraft. Newcastle Airport assisted all customers affected by ensuring they departed on the next available flight.”

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