The Guardian - Jan Clinton

Security correspondent, who uses a wheelchair, says UK airports are consistently bad at getting disabled people off planes.

The BBC journalist Frank Gardner has called out “consistently crap” UK airports after he was left stranded on a plane that had landed at Gatwick.

The security correspondent, who uses a wheelchair, had flown back to the UK with Iberia Express on Thursday night after covering the Nato summit in Madrid for the BBC.

Gardner has been repeatedly left stranded on planes at UK airports in recent years, and often forced to wait “long after” other passengers before he could disembark. It is believed this is the fifth such incident.

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