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Passengers on Virgin Atlantic fly from Barbados quarantine in Gatwick after "mystery sickness"



A virgin Atlantic aircraft was grounded at Gatwick airport this morning after passengers got sick with a mystery disease aboard.

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Virgin passengers were grounded in Barbados because of a potential disease outbreak

Thirty people were assessed and treated by medical staff, three of whom were hospitalized

Passenger Phill Brown , from Lower Kingswood, Sun Online Travel told: "We had been on a two-week vacation around the Caribbean with MSC Preziosa when we halfway through the plane, we heard disturbances with the crew.

"They asked about the tannoy to let them know if someone felt sick on the plane.

" There was a lot of coughing and rumors that someone had snatched the plane when we heard someone was sick on the cruise .

"When we landed, we were kept in the runaway for two hours with lots of ambulances and port health authority and fire crew."

   A number of passengers today were knocked down by
A number of passengers were today knocked down by the "mystery disease"

. He said the passengers were then taken to a separate holding pen where they were held in four. hours, with masked ground staff who checked their passport and medically tested with heart monitors.

Phill, 47, added, "A policeman said a person had been taken to hospital."

However, he praised the basic staff and the virgin staff who were "wonderful" and made sure they were

. He said that passengers have since been allowed to leave the airport with a number of those who collect their luggage from a separate area of ​​the airport.

Passenger Trevor Wilson posted an image of the incident with emergency personnel outside the plane.

He wrote on Twitter: "Currently stuck on the plane at #gatwick for 90 minutes due to illness aboard! Now we tell that we are being taken to a holding center to be considered!"

He explained that five cabin crew members also got sick on the plane. 19659002] According to LBC the land plane at 5:20 this morning, with the police boarding "the plane in masks".

A virgin spokesman told Sun Online Travel: "A number of customers aboard a charter flight from Barbados to London Gatwick tomorrow (March 6), reported feeling unlucky on board.

" Safety and well-being of our customers and crews are always our absolute priority, and local ambulance services participated in the aircraft upon landing to provide medical assistance.

"We are working closely with h London Gatwick Airport and medical teams to offer help to customers and will conduct a full investigation of the circumstances."

Sun Online has contacted Gatwick Airport for comment.


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