An 11-year old runaway boy managed to fly to Rome yesterday without a ticket or passport

Liam Corcoran sneaked all the way through the security checks at Manchester airport and boarded flight LS791 by mingling with other passengers.

The boy went all the way from Terminal 1 to the Boeing 737-300 aircraft without airport or airline staff checking for his documents or boarding pass.

G-CELG Jet2 aircraft Flight Tracker B737-300 G-CELG – Photo – Stephen Morris

The lad was eventually found out in mid flight when passengers on board the aircraft (shown above) alerted the crew that he was alone.

He was kept on board in Rome and went back home to Manchester on the same plane – flight number LS792.

He was reportedly met at the airport by his mother late yesterday evening.

Commenting on the incident Manchester Airport spokesman Russell Craig told Sky News that “This extremely serious matter is now being urgently investigated by officials from the airport and airline”.

He also said that “The boy went through full security screening so the safety of passengers and the aircraft was never compromised.”

Several staff at are reported to have been suspended pending an investigation.

You can see both flights on Plane Finder.

Here is the boy’s flight leaving Manchester for Rome’s Fiumicino Airport.

G-CELG Jet2 aircraft Flight Tracker flight with Liam on board – screenshot

and coming back again to face the music!

Flight LS791 from Manchester to Rome flightpath
Homeward Bound – Screenshot

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