The Guardian - Jamie Grierson

Man reportedly fell down escalator after getting off flight without helper, but airport says staff shortages ‘not a factor’

An investigation has been launched into the death of a disabled plane passenger who reportedly fell after getting off without a helper at Gatwick airport.

The Sun cited a source who said the man and his wife required special assistance to disembark and the passenger fell down an escalator after making his own way into the terminal.

EasyJet confirmed the death on Wednesday in a statement, adding that members of its cabin crew gave medical assistance to the unnamed passenger while waiting for help from paramedics.

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