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Passengers Disappear After Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Spain

Passengers Disappear After Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Spain

One of the busiest airports in Spain, Palma de Mallorca has had passengers disappear which resulted in a forced closure for nearly four hours.

Authorities say the forced closure happened after passengers ran off the plane when it made an emergency landing at the airport.

The aircraft, on a flight between Morocco and Turkey, had to be diverted to the Island of Mallorca on Friday. This was due to an apparent medical emergency.

Apparently, during the evacuation of the supposedly ill passenger, about 20 other passengers used the opening to flee the plane.

This group escaped while the plane was still on the tarmac although police said they have arrested two of these.

News reports said investigators are working to establish whether the culprit staged a medical incident as a distraction to enter Spain illegally.

The passenger who complained of discomfort received medical attention immediately despite his medical reports showing he had no health problem.

Authorities then arrested the passenger on charges of assisting an illegal migration according to news reports.

In addition to that, the passenger who accompanied the sick fellow also disappeared soon after.

According to aircraft tracker FlightRadar24, the diverted aircraft is an Air Arabia Maroc Airbus A320. It was on a flight between Casablanca and Istanbul.

In other news previously reported by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, passengers aboard the Uganda Airlines plane were three months ago delayed at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar-es Salaam. This went on for a few hours after the plane ran out of fuel.

The airlines blamed the delay on the mix-up in fuel delivery to the aircraft at the airport.

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