Disabled passenger abandoned on a plane at Manchester airport for over two hours

Daryl Tavernor, who has spinal muscular atrophy, calls for review of the airport’s services for wheelchair users

A disabled passenger who was abandoned on a plane at Manchester airport for more than two hours, before having to phone the police to help get him through border control, has said it felt like being held “hostage”.

Daryl Tavernor, 33, who has spinal muscular atrophy, has called for a review of the airport’s services for wheelchair users. He and his carer were trapped on the aircraft after their Ryanair flight from Rome early last Thursday morning. After finally being taken off the aircraft at 4.40am, they then faced another hour’s wait to get through the abandoned border control area and was only let through after calling the police.

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