Concerns about the coronavirus caused the block of eight aircraft at Heathrow airport after passengers complained that they suffered from similar symptoms.
The captain stated that the passengers of flight United Airlines from San Francisco needs to stay in place after landing, because someone on Board may be infected, according to the Daily Mail and ITV.
According to passenger Andy West from Britain, the captain said they would have to remain seated because “seven other airplanes,” also is suspected coronavirus. A witness reported that the flight United Airlines — none of which lacked protective gear, brought the passenger to the rear of the plane and waited until public health officials will arrive in protective suits.
All checks eventually took 20 to 25 minutes, and although no one panic, West said that he felt anxiety.
“I won’t deny, it made me nervous, — said the eyewitness. — To be potentially as close to something like that is a concern, but I think that now we need to wait and see whether this is confirmed“.
United Airlines confirmed that someone feels bad on the plane, but no details are reported.
“Our team at London Heathrow airport currently provides assistance related to United flight 901 (San Francisco-London Heathrow), after reports that a person feels bad on Board, — it is told in the company message. — The safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority, and we continue to work closely with local authorities“.
The airport, as well as Public Health England, while refusing to comment, according to local reports.