Palma airport shut down after passengers illegally invade runway – ‘Made a run for it’

All flights airport are being diverted to Menorca, Ibiza and the Spanish mainland while passengers inside the building were asked to wait. Around 8.30pm (local time) on Friday night, it was reported that a Royal Air Maroc flight had to make an emergency landing in Palma, en-route to after a passenger needed urgent medical attention for their diabetes.

Once on the tarmac, the passenger received the attention of emergency medical services but others, from the same flight, seized the opportunity to escape from the plane.

“We’ve been told that when a passenger who was ill was taken off the plane, about 24 Moroccans made a run for it and they’re now hiding under planes all over the airport and it’s difficult for the Police to find them because it’s dark”, a local resident, Louisa Louby Foster, told the Majorca Daily Bulletin.

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