A Ryanair passenger who thought it was a good idea to run across the tarmac to catch his departing plane is facing a hefty fine.
The passenger managed to bypass security at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport and jump off a jet bridge with his two bags and then run across the tarmac to catch his departing flight.
He stops at a bagger carrier vehicle, supposedly to help him take his bags to get on the flight in time. He gives up and then sprints across the tarmac before getting stopped by two ground crew.
Initially it was reported that he missed his flight and wasn’t able to get on, but because of his crazy stunt, he managed to catch his flight to the Canary Islands.
The footage was posted on Facebook by a Facebook page monitoring RyanAir on August 6.
“This is how passengers in Madrid behave when they don’t arrive in time for their flights. This particular passenger was missing a Ryanair’s flight and, unbelievably, skipped several security protocols established by AENA in their airports. We’re talking about level 4 security protocols! Not even with all those protocols we can feel safe…” the post read.
An AENA spokesperson told CNN that he entered the boarding area and broke through the anti-fire barrier to chase down the plane.
“Because the alarm was triggered, the airport’s Civil Guard was alerted,” the spokesperson said.
A Civil Guard spokesman told DailyMail that when he reached the island, he was stopped and identified for an airport security infraction.
He will be tried in Gran Canaria, but is not being held, but will most likely face a hefty fine.