Six flights had to be canceled due to a breakdown in the hand luggage check and operations at Terminal 2 in the Bavarian capital came to a complete standstill for an hour. The trigger: A very large passenger who was able to overcome the barrier with a flick of the wrist.
The failure of a security check at Munich "Franz Josef Strauss" airport with six canceled flights on Sunday is due to an unusually large passenger. The man was so big that he could reach over a barrier and take his hand luggage before the check, as the government of Upper Bavaria has now announced.
The man who wanted to go to Barcelona then ran towards the gate, where he was stopped and checked by federal police. A federal police spokesman said he was unable to explain why he took his luggage unchecked.
Higher partitions will soon be installed at the checkpoints, as reported by Bayerischer Rundfunk. According to the government of Upper Bavaria, this was planned for the installation of new control lanes in the coming year and these are probably also necessary after the experience with the large passenger.