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Staffordshire lecturer left sleeping in Canadian hangar

Air Canada flight arriving in Sydney December 2007
Air Canada's operator Jazz said the security breach was "isolated"

A Canadian airline has conducted a safety review after a university law lecturer was left sleeping on a plane 90 minutes after it had landed.

Kris Lines, head of Sports Law Group at Staffordshire University, said he was woken up by a mechanic in an otherwise empty hangar at Vancouver Airport.

He had been flying with Air Canada Jazz from Calgary in Canada in March.

The firm said it was an "isolated incident" but had carried out a review to ensure it did not happen again.

Airline security

Mr Lines said the air stewards had not walked all the way to the back of the plane, where he was sitting, to check it was empty before putting the plane in the hangar for the night.

He said he was a heavy sleeper and had not noticed other passengers leaving.

Mr Lines said he was treated very well once he was spotted but the situation raised worries about the airline's security.

He said he had been offered 20% off his next internal Canadian flight.

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