Passenger Left Sleeping on Plane Sues

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A Michigan woman who fell asleep on a United Express flight only to be left sleeping on the plane for hours after it landed in Philadelphia, says she is suing.

Ginger McGuire, 36, now says she was shocked when she woke up after her flight from Washington D.C., to Philadelphia, only to discover that she had been left alone in a locked plane.

"Waking up to an empty airplane and not being able to get out – it was horrifying," McGuire told reporters as her attorney announced a lawsuit against United Airlines and partner Trans States Airlines, which operated the commuter flight.

The plane landed around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. McGuire was discovered by a cleaning crew nearly four hours later.

United declined comment on the suit. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is reportedly investigating the incident as are United and Trans States.

McGuire, whose trip had originated in Detroit, is alleging in the suit negligence, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress, among other things. She is reportedly seeking $25,000 to $75,000.
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