Passengers arriving at Manchester Airport on a flight from Paris were ordered to remain on the plane for more than two hours due to a health scare.

Flybe said in a statement that following a passenger "falling sick" on Flight BE3122, it worked with Public Health England to collect full contact details from all 107 passengers "as a precautionary measure".

The airline added: "This would allow them to be fully traceable if, in what would be a very rare instance, they might need to be uniquely alerted by the authority at some point in the future.

"Flybe sincerely apologises to the passengers for the delay to their travel plans upon arrival and for the inconvenience experienced, however the health and welfare of its passengers and crew remain our number one priority at all times."

The flight touched down in Manchester shortly after 10am.

One passenger with the Twitter username @NicholasVisuals posted a message stating that he was "stranded" on the aircraft, which was being "surrounded by police".

At 12.46pm he wrote that passengers were "finally let off the plane" and put onto a bus.

Flybe added: "Flybe can confirm that all 106 passengers asked to remain on board the above flight upon arrival into Manchester this morning were given the all-clear to disembark without further restriction and have since done so.

"The aircraft, following a deep clean, has also been given the all-clear by the authorities to return back into service as soon as this is completed."