Moment officials in hazmat suits board Ryanair plane in Stansted after Pisa-bound passenger gets track-and-trace text message minutes before take-off
- Passenger received a message from the coronavirus prevention service onboard
- Police officers boarded the plane at London Stansted, according to passengers
- Footage shows three hazmat-clad officials on the plane to escort passenger off
Ryanair passengers were left gripping their seats in horror when hazmat-clad officials boarded a plane bound for Pisa.
A passenger had received a text from track-and-trace minutes before take-off from London Stansted, delaying the flight by an hour and 40 minutes.
The officials took the passenger off the plane before it was allowed to continue to Pisa.
Shocking video shows three officials dressed head-to-toe in protective gear approaching the individual on the plane as a crew member tried to keep passengers in their seats.
Ryanair has been contacted for comment.
Hazmat-clad officials boarded a plane in London Stansted after a passenger received a text from track-and-trace minutes before take off. The flight was bound for Pisa
Horrified passengers clutched their seats as the customer was escorted off the flight. It was still allowed to travel on to Pisa after the individual was removed
A shocked passenger posted on Instagram a picture of herself and a friend wearing facemasks on the flight.
They said in the caption: ‘The face when you are about to take off and someone gets a text from track and trace.’
They added that police came onto the plane and claimed the individual was tested for coronavirus.
The Ryanair flight was still allowed to continue to Pisa, according to Flight Radar. It is unclear what action was taken by the Italian authorities.
A crew member was filmed trying to calm passengers down and keep them in their seats
The Ryanair flight was delayed for an hour and 40 minutes before it was allowed to fly onwards
The country, that was at the epicentre of the pandemic, made facemasks mandatory in ‘all spaces open to the public’ between 6pm and 6am on August 16.
It recorded 479 new cases on that day, and yesterday recorded 1,367 new cases.