Air Passenger Left Sleeping on Plane for Hours

Posted May 26th 2010 03:50 PMUpdated May 27th 2010 10:52 AM

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News outlets in Philadelphia are reporting an airline passenger who fell asleep on a commuter flight was left in her seat after the plane landed, only to be discovered several hours later by a cleaning crew.

The woman was reportedly on a short United Airways Express flight from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia International Airport that landed around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, and wasn't discovered until a cleaning crew came onboard around 4 a.m.

CBS3-TV says the woman's name is Ginger McGuire and that she works at a radio station and local TV channel in suburban Detroit.

Typically, flight crew would make sure all passengers get off a plane. The incident is under investigation by United and its regional partner, Trans States Airlines.

United issued a statement saying, "We are working closely with our partner Trans States to investigate the cause and remedy the situation with the customer.
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