'Inhumane and unfair': Aussie wheelchair champ 'left on plane'

Paralympic gold medallist Dylan Alcott has lashed out on social media after being ‘left on a plane’ after a flight.

Alcott posted a photo to Twitter on Friday afternoon, showing him looking glum as he sat on an empty plane after a Qantas flight.

“Left on ANOTHER PLANE without my wheelchair being brought to the gate,” he wrote.

“No idea where it is. Waiting for TOO LONG!

Dylan Alcott’s tweet.

“Australian airlines need to sort their s*** out.

“It is inhumane and unfair taking peoples independence away and not caring about it.”

Dylan Alcott of Australia plays Sharga Weinberg of Israel in men’s quad singles on day 2 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on September 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

He was inundated with messages of support from his followers.






Qantas has since apologised for the delay.


Alcott has become an Aussie fan favourite in recent years.

After having a tumour removed from his spinal cord in the first few weeks of his life, he was left a paraplegic.

But his disability has been the furthest thing from a burden to the young superstar.

He set up the Dylan Alcott Foundation to help young kids with disabilities, and has thrived in the sporting arena.

Dylan Alcott of Australia poses with the championship trophy after winning the Quad Wheelchair Singles Final during the Australian Open 2018 Wheelchair Championships at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

After winning a gold medal in wheelchair basketball at the 2008 Paralympics, he switched his focus to tennis, winning two more gold medals at Rio 2016.

He has also won five grand slam singles titles and a doubles major, five of which have come at the Australian Open.