Police in Palma de Mallorca on Saturday arrested 11 people who escaped from a plane that made an emergency landing the previous day at the city’s airport, one of Spain’s busiest cities.
The plane, which was traveling on a flight between Morocco and Turkey, was diverted to Palma de Mallorca around 7pm on Friday, the Civil Guard said. When the alleged passenger was evacuated, about 20 passengers took the opportunity to flee from the plane to Dharmak.
According to Spanish airport officials, police and civilian police immediately began searching the airport, paralyzing its operations and not being able to resume until midnight after a four-hour break. According to the daily L pis, Investigators are working on the hypothesis of a stunt to enter Spain illegally.
The sick traveler is in perfect health
“Currently, eleven people have been found by the police and the Guardian Civil.”, A spokesman for the local government confirmed. Authorities said at least nine people were still at large.
The passenger, who complained of discomfort, was taken to hospital, where he was declared in perfect health and arrested by police. “Assisting illegal immigration and violating the law on foreigners”, According to the newspaper. “He appeared to be in a diabetic coma and was taken to the hospital by ambulance with a companion.”, Police described in a statement. When he arrived at the hospital, his companion fled.
According to Le site FlightRadar24, The confused aircraft was Air Arabia Morocco’s Airbus A320, which was on a flight between Casablanca and Istanbul.
As a result of the incident, thirteen flights to Palma were diverted to other airports, and sixteen flights were significantly delayed, airport officials said.