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Passengers Quarantined At Manchester Airport As Woman Falls Ill
9 August 2019, 14:01
Passengers at Manchester Airport were quarantined on a Flybe plane as a middle aged woman is believed to fallen ill after staying in Sierra Leone.
The flight from Paris to Manchester Airport was disrupted due to a medical incident on board.
Flight BE3122 from Paris arrived at 10:25 BST but passengers were not allowed to disembark.
Flybe said this was a precautionary measure to "collect the full contact details from all 107 passengers on board".
A spokesman for the airline said it was working closely with Public Health England after a woman was taken ill.
She is believed to have been staying in a small village in Sierra Leone before boarding the flight.
Passengers have taken to social media to tweet about the incident:
The passengers were quarantined on board the flight for over an hour.
They have now been put on a bus, but it is unclear where they are being transported to.