Friday 1 July 2022 08:57 AM Disabled BBC journalist Frank Gardner left stranded on empty plane at Gatwick ... trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 08:57 AM Disabled BBC journalist Frank Gardner left stranded on empty plane at Gatwick ... trends now
Friday 1 July 2022 08:57 AM Disabled BBC journalist Frank Gardner left stranded on empty plane at Gatwick ... trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 08:57 AM Disabled BBC journalist Frank Gardner left stranded on empty plane at Gatwick ... trends now

'FFS not again!' Disabled BBC journalist Frank Gardner is left stranded on empty plane at Gatwick for the FIFTH time as he slams UK airports for their 'consistently cr*p' treatment of wheelchair users The journalist, 60, slammed Gatwick Airport for the 'c**p' service last night He was flying from Madrid when he was left on the plane without assistance  It's the fifth time this has happened in his 18 years as a wheelchair user  

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A disabled BBC journalist was left stranded on an empty plane at Gatwick last night as he slammed UK airports for their 'consistently cr*p' treatment of wheelchair users.

Security correspondent Frank Gardner was forced to wait on the aircraft from Madrid while passengers and airline crew disembarked the plane without offering him assistance. 

The veteran journalist, 60, said he had just finished an 'exhausting' week covering the NATO summit in Spain when he was abandoned without wheelchair help.

He slammed Gatwick Airport for the 'c**p' service while he was forced to sit in his seat as new crew members got on board and started preparing for the next flight. 

This is the fifth time he says this has happened to him since he began using a wheelchair in 2004 - after being shot six times by militants while reporting in Saudi Arabia. 

Security correspondent Frank Gardner was forced to wait on the aircraft from Madrid while passengers and airline crew disembarked the plane without offering him assistance

Security correspondent Frank Gardner was forced to wait on the aircraft from Madrid while passengers and airline crew disembarked the plane without offering him assistance

The veteran journalist slammed the airport last night for the 'cr*p' treatment as he was left on the empty flight without any wheelchair assistance

The veteran journalist slammed the airport last night for the 'cr*p' treatment as he was left on the empty flight without any wheelchair assistance 

Wheelchair user Mr Gardner said: 'FFS not again! Just back from exhausting week covering NATO summit in Madrid and quelle surprise, I'm still stuck on the plane at Gatwick. 

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