Passengers And Crew On Virgin Flight Quarantined At Gatwick After Sickness Outbreak

  • Passengers And Crew On Virgin Flight Quarantined At Gatwick After Sickness Outbreak

Passengers And Crew On Virgin Flight Quarantined At Gatwick After Sickness Outbreak

Virgin Atlantic customers were hit with a sick bug while on board a flight transporting passengers from a cruise ship in Barbados today.

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 was forced into quarantine at Great Britain's Gatwick Airport after landing on Wednesday morning, thanks to the outbreak of a nasty illness that waylaid a number of passengers and crew during the flight.

As a precaution, the aircraft was quarantined and those on board were taken to a reception area to be examined by ambulance service personnel, police added.

"The illness seems to have originated on board ship not the plane", Wilson told Sky News's Joe O'Brien via Twitter.

Billionaire Richard Branson's airline announced that they would be scratching their mandatory makeup policy in an effort to equalize the gender requirements between their male and female crew members.

He said the sickness appeared to involve a bad cough and possible chest infection.

A passenger on the plane, Trevor Wilson, claimed that several people onboard had experienced "flu-like symptoms" while on the flight from Bridgetown.

'The wellbeing of our customers and crew is always our priority, and we are supporting those affected'.

'We are working closely with London Gatwick Airport and medical teams to offer assistance to customers, and will conduct a full investigation into the circumstances'. All customers were then taken for a four-hour screening process, with two promptly transferred to hospital.

"What we do know is that, on MSC Preziosa, no cases of acute gastroenteritis have been reported in the past 14 days".

"All passengers have since continued their onward journeys", the police statement ended.

A Gatwick Airport spokesperson said: "A small number of passengers and crew on board a Virgin Atlantic flight which landed from Bridgetown, Barbados this morning reported feeling unwell".