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Passenger goes walkabout on tarmac at Madrid airport

Old 10th Aug 2016, 14:03
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Wasn't he worried about getting sucked into an engine?!
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 16:07
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The BBC website is saying he 'caught his flight'.

I was thinking how on earth did he get on if they had already pushed back but that makes more sense if he was aprehended and then allowed on a different flight. (The right one).

Why on earth did they let him go after doing that though.

Crazy.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 18:38
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
No, you don't understand it correctly.

The badly-written DM article ("passenger runs across Madrid Runway" - really??) has now removed the reference to the aircraft stopping and letting the passenger board. As noted previously, he was in fact chasing the wrong aircraft and after being intercepted he was allowed to board the correct flight, presumably in the conventional manner.
Actually, I did understand the original article correctly and commented accordingly.
The corrected content doesn't answer the question as to why the passenger wasn't having a long chat with PC Pablo.........
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 20:12
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Wasn't he worried about getting sucked into an engine?!
I wonder what his blood alcohol levels were as he was not thinking anything much.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 20:22
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Odd that the person airside chose to film the guy rather than stop him.

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Old 10th Aug 2016, 22:56
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Second MAD failure was that when he jumped down and spoke to a driver of a luggage tug - the driver did not stop him going any further.

Third MAD failure as Local Variation states is that another airside worker did not stop him.

One is tempted to make stereotypical comments about Spanish workers ...
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 10:44
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It is worth remembering that not everyone is a seasoned air traveler and there is no user manual that the novice traveler is required to read in advance of arriving for their flight.

Lacking knowledge of the dangers of airside operations, or the general security paranoia of all airports, one only needs to add the ingredient of panic at seeing one's supposed aircraft departing to understand how this gentleman may have behaved the way he did.

The responsibility is entirely with the airport to ensure that kind of behaviour is prevented. If there is no aircraft at one end of an air bridge then there should be a locked door at the other end.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 12:25
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True. Good points Dont Hang Up.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 12:30
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100% the fault of staff at MAD.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 14:24
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100% the fault of staff at MAD.
The only authority that should be taking any kinda stick over this is the airport operator. This isn't some mickey mouse backwater airport we are talking about here.
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 12:04
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LoCo's advertise themselves (SWA) as a flying bus. London passengers demanded a return of the hop on hop off double decker route master. Connect the dots and hey presto.
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 15:37
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It's quite possible the pax in question originates from a 3rd world country, where airside security is lax in the extreme, and flagging down your flight as it's taxiing, is de rigeur??
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