A man has managed to board an easyJet flight at Gatwick Airport without a ticket after missing his earlier flight.
On the 12th November the man had been due to catch a flight to Geneva and had made his way through the airports security but had failed to make the flight on time.
Instead of re-booking his flight he then managed to sneak his way onto another flight and tried to stow away on the flight.
Crew discovered the deception and called the police who were able to escort the man off the flight.
A spokesperson for easyJet said:
“easyJet can confirm that on 12 November a flight from London Gatwick to Geneva was met by the police due to a passenger who incorrectly boarded the aircraft.
“The crew correctly identified the passenger should not be on board and immediately reported it to the police. We have taken this up with our ground staff and an investigation has been launched.
“easyJet works hard to ensure the safety and security of all passengers and staff. The safety and well-being of our passengers and crew is always easyJet’s number one priority.”
An investigation has now been launched by the airline as to how someone was able to board a flight without the necessary documents.
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Council have plans in place for ‘Beast from the East’
Salting operations are to continue throughout the period; snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.
Snowfall will be effecting most of the country over the forthcoming week and the Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings for snow as well as amber warnings for some areas.
Following these warnings, West Sussex County Council have said they have plans in place to keep main roads open.
A West Sussex Highways spokesman said:
“Precautionary salting operations will continue throughout the period and snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.
“We are therefore advising Town and Parish Councils to be prepared to enact their Winter Management Plans IF and when we issue an instruction to do so.”
A further update will be issued later today.
The County Council’s winter campaign website page has several sections giving advice on ‘staying warm’ please click here.
If you know or look after someone who may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period, please help ensure they stay warm and well and check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.
WSCC have offered some general advice including:
• Stay tuned in to weather forecasts.
• Check and maintain daytime room temperatures of 21°C.
• Check bedroom night-time temperatures and maintain it at 18°C or warmer.
• Keep warm and active and, if you have to go out, dress warmly and wear non-slip shoes.
• If you are concerned about your own health or welfare, or that of others, please alert the emergency services – details: emergency services.
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