Flight from Morocco lands in Balearic Islands, passengers flee on runway


Flight from Morocco to Turkey halted due to passenger’s alleged illness

Palma de Mallorca Airport, one of the busiest in Spain In the Balearic archipelagoWhich closed for nearly four hours last night after a number of passengers on one of the emergency planes exited the plane and lost their tracks. He studies a hypothesis Illegal immigration. Several people were arrested. The plane that flies between Morocco and Turkey, in a Palma de Mallorca The Civil Guard told AFP because of the alleged illness of one of the passengers. During the evacuation of the allegedly sick passenger, about twenty passengers took the opportunity to escape the plane on the runway and lost their tracks. According to the newspaper CountryInvestigators believe it was a ploy to enter Spain illegally. The passenger accused of illness He was taken to hospital, where he was declared healthy and arrested by the police for aiding and abetting illegal immigration. According to the newspaper, they would be Five people arrestedWhile among those who managed to escape was a passenger who accompanied the alleged patient to the hospital. as ordered Flight radar 24The aircraft was an Airbus A320 Air Arabia Maroc Traveling between Casablanca and Istanbul. After the accident, 13 planes bound for Palma were diverted to other airports and 16 departures suffered significant delays, according to airport authorities. The airport reopened around midnight, about four hours after it closed.

Nov 6, 2021 (change Nov 6, 2021 | 03:40)