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Some 47 holidaymakers were ordered to leave a TUI plane hit by a stomach bug.

Passengers were preparing to make their way home from Boa Vista, Cape Verde to Manchester Airport when flight crew intervened.

Many of the passengers on the flight on Sunday, October 6 had been affected during a gastric illness during their break on the island.

And cabin crew asked everyone affected to turn on their overhead light – reports the Manchester Evening News.

The captain then asked all of the passengers who had indicated they’d been ill to leave the aircraft for a medical check.

Passengers say that hours later, everyone was given a doctor’s note confirming their fitness to fly.

A TUI spokesperson said: “We can confirm as a precautionary measure any passengers reporting symptoms consistent with gastroenteritis were removed from flight TOM227 before departure from Cape Verde earlier this month.

“The passengers were taken to a medical facility and given temporary accommodation until they obtained a fit to fly certificate.”

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