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Munich: Large passenger triggers small safety margins at the airport

2022-11-29T19:15:55.763Z

Six flights had to be canceled in Munich over the weekend due to a security breach. Now the authorities have given the reason for this: a passenger with a "stately body".



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The mishap at a security check at Munich Airport with six canceled flights on Sunday is due to an unusually large passenger.

The man was so tall that he could reach over a barrier and take his hand luggage before the check, authorities said on Tuesday.

After the incident on Sunday, operations at Terminal 2 had to be interrupted for about an hour and six flights were cancelled.

The breakdown happened at a security gate on the way to the gates.

"Reach over the barrier"

"The relevant area of ​​​​the control lane is located behind a Plexiglas barrier, so that passengers normally cannot access their luggage at this point," said a spokesman for the government of Upper Bavaria, where the southern air office responsible for controls is located.

"However, the passenger's impressive size enabled him to remove the piece of luggage in a brief unobserved moment by reaching over the barrier - before the final completion of the screening process."

The man who wanted to go to Barcelona then ran towards the gate, where he was stopped and checked by federal police.

The passenger himself was unable to explain why he took his luggage unchecked, said a spokesman for the federal police on Tuesday.

remodeling planned

Higher partitions will soon be installed at the checkpoints, as reported by Bayerischer Rundfunk.

According to the government of Upper Bavaria, this was already planned for the installation of new control lanes in the coming year.

wit/dpa

Source: spiegel

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