‘Husband’ tops list of most unusual things left behind at airport

Other items included a rolling pin, air conditioning unit and a zimmer frame

Cathy Adams
Monday 30 December 2019 15:49 GMT
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A husband was the most unusual item left behind at East Midlands airport this year.

The airport, which serves the cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, listed the items that were forgotten over the past 12 months.

Also on the list was a rolling pin, blood sugar machine, a zimmer frame, air conditioning unit and a sprinkler.

Other items included drills and a wrench set, a warning triangle for a car, a Bosch toy drill, a fishing licence and a glittery angel lantern.

But the most unusual item was “a husband”.

According to a spokesperson for the airport, the man was forgotten about when a female passenger boarded the plane and settled into her seat.

It was only when the aircraft pushed back from the gate that the woman realised her husband wasn’t with her.

She raised the alarm with cabin crew, and the plane returned to the stand to allow her husband to board.

The Independent is trying to clarify when the incident took place and with which airline.

More than four million passengers pass through East Midlands airport each year, making it the 11th busiest in the UK by passenger traffic.

Earlier this year, budget hotel chain Travelodge revealed some of the most unusual items left behind in its 557 UK hotels during 2018.

As part of its annual lost and found audit, the brand discovered a whole host of bizarre items that ended up in its lost and found office, including an amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, a chest full of semi-precious stones and a 5ft teddy bear made from sweet and savoury popcorn.

Travelodge revealed that a number of its customers even left their pets behind by mistake, including a blue-eyed cockatoo called Brexit, two Persian cats called Moet and Chandon and three butterfly tail fish called Kim, Kourtney and Khloe.

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