A 12-year-old boy managed to evade "critical" level airport security by bunking on a flight without any passport or documentation.
The youngster, who had run away from a care home in Birkenhead, Merseyside, boarded a plane at Gatwick Airport bound for Lisbon at 6am on Monday.
Despite airport security being on red-alert following the alleged terrorist plot to bomb planes, he managed to somehow get through airport security, get on the plane and was settling down with a drink and a snack when a member of the Monarch Airlines crew realised something was amiss.
The youngster didn't have a passport, boarding pass or any other travel documents.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
12-year-old defeats airport security
You have to laugh, I suppose: