A man was arrested after he snuck onto a plane in Spain without a ticket.
It’s believed the man was booked to fly on the Ryanair flight from Manchester in England to Palma in Spain. He got off the plane once it landed in Palma, hid somewhere and then managed to get back on the plane before it took off again.
The Manchester Evening News reports that one passenger told the newspaper that her 10-year-old granddaughter was crying because people on the plane feared there was a bomb.
The passenger said that the air stewards were aware of the man because he was hiding and waited around to see if there was an open seat on the plane.
“He sat in the seat, we got on the runway and the pilot stopped the flight and told us we’d have to go back to the gate as the numbers weren’t adding up.”
A flight attendant approached the man and requested his boarding pass. He was unable to produce it and was arrested.
With the man escorted off the plane, Ryanair staff conducted another safety check as per the airline’s regulations.
Many of the passengers on board were scared that the man might have left something behind that could be a bomb.
Some passengers were asked to remove their luggage from the overhead compartments to check if all the items stored belonged to someone on the plane.
Ryanair confirmed to Manchester Evening News that the police were called in and the airline apologised to its passengers.
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