BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner, who uses a wheelchair, was left stranded on an empty plane at Heathrow after bungling staff locked themselves inside a cabin.
The broadcaster was eventually forced to put his wheelchair through a plane window to get off the British Airways flight. He called the incident ‘absurd’.
It comes five months after the 57-year-old was left stranded for nearly two hours after Heathrow lost his wheelchair.
Mr Gardner tweeted a picture of the view from the cabin door last night with the caption: ‘Ok so this is so absurd it’s actually funny. 30 mins after landing @HeathrowAirport I’m once again stuck on an empty plane.
‘Hi-lift crew have managed to lock themselves inside their hydraulic cabin and can’t get out!
‘BA crew being brilliant.’
He then tweeted a second photo of his wheelchair being passed out of a window.
Mr Gardner shared the snap with the caption: ‘Ground crew still stuck inside their hi/lift @HeathrowAirport but we got my wchair out thru the window! Thank u to fab crew of BA0873.’
The CEO of Heathrow Airport previously met with Mr Gardner after staff ‘lost his wheelchair’ and left him stranded on the plane for nearly two hours back in March.
Despite staff being given instructions to take the chair to him from the hold, Mr Gardner said they took it into the terminal and it was not brought back to him for an hour and 40 minutes.