Wednesday, December 8

The Police confirm the relationship of the emergency landing in Palma with a Moroccan Facebook group

The Police have confirmed the connection of the diversion of an Air Arabia plane last Friday to the Palma airport due to an alleged medical alarm and the subsequent escape of a score of passengers with the Moroccan Facebook group Brooklyn, made up of thousands of young Maghrebians.

Sources close to the investigation have confirmed to EFE the relationship of this event with this Facebook group, which last July published a post describing an action very similar to what happened at the Palma airport, where about twenty passengers from that country organized a riot, abandoned the plane and fled down the runways.

“Guys, listen, most of them want to emigrate. Follow this plan: we need 40 volunteers. All the boys from Brooklyn who book a plane to Turkey and fly over Spain”, reads this message, in which it is explained that a passenger will hint at illness and then everyone will flee.

The National Police arrested a total of eleven people and began the search for another 13 passengers, after the emergency landing caused by a false medical emergency on the Morocco – Turkey flight. One of the travelers simulated the supposed diabetic coma, which facilitated the escape of almost twenty young people through the slopes. This led to the closure of the airport until midnight, which caused the diversion of 13 flights and about 60 delays in domestic and international flights.