The Spanish authorities are searching for 14 passengers who ran away from a commercial plane that had an emergency landing because a woman faked that she was about to give birth.
The Pegasus Airlines Airbus A321 (PC652) which was on its way to Turkey from Morocco with a total of 228 passengers had to land in Barcelona’s EL Prat airport by 1.10pm local time (10.10am UK time) after a woman onboard the flight claimed that she was about to give birth on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Authorities, just after the Plane landed, a group of about 28 passengers quickly exited the plane and tried to flee from the airport, but the Police were able to stop half of them while the other 14 people succeeded in escaping.
The authorities said that five of the people that were caught before escaping had agreed to be put back on the plane that was headed to Istanbul Turkey.
While the remaining passengers and the woman inclusive will be processed for non-admission to Spain and put on another Pegasus flight out of Spain.
While the woman who claimed to be in Labour was attended to by a doctor who later found that, although she was pregnant, she was not about to give birth.
The woman was later arrested on suspicion of public disorder offences