Autistic girl, 13, stranded in Portugal after being kicked off flight

A 13-year-old girl with autism was left ‘hysterical’ after being asked to leave her return Ryanair flight home in Portugal.

Daisy Jarvis was stranded for ‘hours’ at Faro airport after airline staff wouldn’t accept that she was travelling with her close family on August 17.

As a result, the teenager – who was travelling with aunts and uncles after her mother was unable to make the trip – was classed as ‘unaccompanied’ and was forced to leave the UK-bound flight.

A 13-year-old girl with autism was booted off a Ryanair flight and left stranded in a Portuguese airport because cabin crew wouldn't accept she was flying with her close family. Her horrified mother said it has left her daughter "hysterical" as she was forced off the plane from Faro to East Midlands Airport. Caption: Poppy 8 and Daisy with mum Michelle Michelle Maddock’s oldest daughter Daisy (right) was removed from the Ryanair flight (Picture: Michelle Maddock /BPM MEDIA)

Her mother, Michelle Maddock, had been due to fly out to the Algarve with her daughters Daisy and Poppy on August 10 to celebrate her mother’s 60th birthday.

But the 32-year-old was unable to go after suffering a bleed on the brain shortly before the holiday.

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She decided to let her eldest daughter Daisy go without her and was told by Ryanair to provide a letter of permission and a copy of her and Daisy’s father’s passports.

The teenager encountered no problems on her outbound flight from East Midlands Airport, in which she was accompanied by her aunts, uncles, cousins and godmother.

But just minutes before her return flight was about to leave, Daisy, still with the same family members, was told to leave the plane.

A 13-year-old girl with autism was booted off a Ryanair flight and left stranded in a Portuguese airport because cabin crew wouldn't accept she was flying with her close family. Her horrified mother said it has left her daughter "hysterical" as she was forced off the plane from Faro to East Midlands Airport. Caption: Worried Michelle Maddock with her daughter Poppy Jarvis after her daughter was unable to fly home on Ryan air Ms Maddock (pictured with daughter Poppy) was not able to fly out to Portugal after suffering a bleed on the brain (Picture: Nottingham Post/ BPM MEDIA)

‘My daughter Daisy boarded the flight with the rest of my family with no problem until 10 minutes before the flight was due to take off,’ Michelle said.

‘A lady working for Ryanair came up to my daughter and told her they believed she had gotten on the plane without an adult and she must get off the plane – but an adult has to go with her.

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‘After my family members explained the situation – showing them the documents I was told to send – she came back with a security guard who forced my daughter off the plane.’

At the time she said: ‘My 13-year-old is autistic and was absolutely hysterical. Her 70-year-old godmother was made to leave the plane with her.

‘My daughter was absolutely terrified and is now stranded at Faro airport. I have tried for two hours to get hold of Ryanair with no luck.

‘I am really angry and upset. I want to comfort my daughter and I can’t. It does not make any sense.’

A Ryanair airplane pictured at Brussels airport in Zaventem, Friday 17 August 2018. BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK Daisy was placed on another Ryanair flight the same day (Picture: PA)

Fortunately Daisy and her godmother were placed onto another flight departing for East Midlands Airport later that same day.

A spokesman for Ryanair said: ‘Children under-16 years of age are not permitted to travel unaccompanied.

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‘In this instance, the child was booked on two separate bookings for the outbound and return flights.

‘While we regret any inconvenience, as no other adult was travelling on the return booking, she could not travel on the flight.

‘As a gesture of goodwill, the child and an accompanying adult were moved on to another booking on the next available flight, which departed to East Midlands later that day.’

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