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When One Innocent Mistake Causes 190 Canceled Flights

When One Innocent Mistake Causes 190 Canceled Flights
Jackie Reddy

A passenger caused a major incident at Munich Airport (MUC) when he entered and went through an emergency exit door rather than moving through the facility’s security screening area. He was detained and the airport partially closed as a result of his actions. The man is not likely to face charges.

An innocent mistake by a passenger transiting through Munich Airport (MUC) caused a major incident at the facility on Tuesday, Associated Press reports. It is reported that, rather than pass through the airport’s security screening area prior to making his connecting flight, a Madrid-bound passenger who had just arrived from Bangkok opened and entered an emergency exit door at the facility.

The traveler’s actions set off an alarm and the unnamed passenger was detained and searched by German federal police.

Robert Wilhelm, the spokesperson for Munich Airport, said that as many as 5,000 travelers at the facility had been impacted by the incident, which had resulted in the closure of Terminal 1 as well as part of Terminal 2.

It was also reported that around 190 flights were canceled and that passengers who had already been screened had to be processed once more.

The terminals were opened within a few hours and it is understood that the passenger is not likely to face any kind of charges.

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