Passenger who held up flight by being late falls onto the runway in bizarre bid to board


The pain in Spain falls badly for his plane: Passenger who held up flight by being late falls from boarding gangway onto the runway in bizarre bid to board jet

  • Man filmed pleading with airport workers after getting to end of the gangway 
  • He plunged several feet to tarmac as astonished plane passengers looked on
  • It was unclear if he was allowed to board the flight after his desperate plunge

This is the moment a passenger who arrived late for his flight falls to the ground after losing his balance as he tries to jump onto the runway and reach his plane.

The man, who had already pained other passengers by arriving late and causing a delay, was filmed pleading with airport workers after getting to the end of the boarding gangway at Malaga Airport.

He was overheard demanding in Spanish, with a foreign accent, ‘Bring me a ladder’ before adding: ‘No ladder, then I’m coming down.’

The man proceeded to try to ease himself off the end of the walkway before losing his balance and plunging 12 feet to the hard tarmac below as astonished passengers on the plane looked on.

He landed on his back, with his small rucksack cushioning his fall slightly, and at first appeared to be seriously injured as more airport workers rushed to his aid before sitting and then standing up.

The man who already held up the flight after being late was filmed pleading with airport workers after getting to the end of the boarding gangway and discovering the plane was getting ready for take-off with a drop to the ground below

The man who already held up the flight after being late was filmed pleading with airport workers after getting to the end of the boarding gangway and discovering the plane was getting ready for take-off with a drop to the ground below

He was overheard demanding in Spanish, with a foreign accent, 'Bring me a ladder' before adding: 'No ladder, then I'm coming down'

The unnamed man proceeded to try to ease himself off the end of the jet walk before losing his balance and plunging several feet to the hard tarmac below as astonished passengers on the plane a few feet away looked on

He was overheard demanding in Spanish, with a foreign accent, ‘Bring me a ladder’ before adding: ‘No ladder, then I’m coming down.’ The unnamed man proceeded to try to ease himself off the end of the jet walk before losing his balance and plunging several feet to the hard tarmac below as astonished passengers on the plane a few feet away looked on

One of the people on board the plane watching the drama unfold was overheard asking a flight attendant ‘Can you call the police’ but was told that was already being done.

Amazingly the disgruntled man who fell to the ground was seen walking towards the plane after taking a few moments to rest and recover and seemed to achieve his objective of boarding with his dangerous display.

A spokesman for Spanish airport operator Aena confirmed the incident had occurred in the last few days and said the Civil Guard had dealt with it.

Police could not be immediately reached this morning for comment and it was not clear if he had been allowed to board and make the flight he was so desperate to take.

In August 2016 a Bolivian national was filmed running onto the tarmac at Madrid’s main international airport to catch a Ryanair flight.

He jumped off the jet bridge with two bags in his hands and sprinting across the edge of the runway to board the plane, managing to fly to his destination of Gran Canaria where he was intercepted by police and identified so he could be reported for an airport security infraction.

The unnamed man is thought to have been hit with a huge fine and the person at the centre of the latest drama is also expected to face a stiff financial penalty for his actions.

In January 2018 a Polish man was taken off a Ryanair plane that had just landed at Malaga Airport from Stansted after leaving the aircraft via an emergency exit and climbing onto the wing.

He landed on his back, with his small rucksack cushioning his fall slightly, and at first appeared to be seriously injured as more airport workers rushed to his aid before sitting and then standing up

One of the people on board the plane watching the drama unfold was overheard asking a flight attendant 'Can you call the police' but was told that was already being done

He landed on his back, with his small rucksack cushioning his fall slightly, and at first appeared to be seriously injured as more airport workers rushed to his aid before sitting and then standing up. One of the people on board the plane watching the drama unfold was overheard asking a flight attendant ‘Can you call the police’ but was told that was already being done.

Polish expat Romuald Gracyzk was later warned he could face a fine of up to POUNDS 40,000 for breaching airport security, although reports at the time said it was unlikely authorities would ever get any money out of him because he was living in a charity flat and busking for tourists outside Malaga Cathedral to make a bit of pocket money.

He apologised for his action after his stunt, blaming his drastic actions on an attack of claustrophobia after a delay leaving London Stansted Airport and another unexplained wait when the plane reached Malaga, but admitting: ‘I’m ashamed, it was a mistake.’

Revealing he had travelled to London with an invite from one of his three nieces who lived in Britain, he added: ‘He said: ‘I hadn’t arranged to meet anyone and I wasn’t late for anything.

‘I don’t know what came over me. I felt a little bit of claustrophobia. I became nervous, I didn’t understand why we were in Malaga and couldn’t leave the plane, so I saw a door that said ‘Exit’ and left.

‘People began to applaud me and encourage me by doing the thumbs-up.

‘I wasn’t going to jump. When I reached the edge of the wing I saw it was too high so I went back inside the plane.’



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