Unusual in the summer heat of the beach resort of Malaga, two airplane passengers on their way back to England were wearing leather jackets and thick jumpers. They appeared nervous and checked their watches often. When someone claimed to have overheard what the two were saying to each other, eight passengers got up and walked off the plane. They joined six passengers in the lounge who had refused to get on the plane in the first place. The pilot examined the passports of the two and called police. The plane took off three hours late but without the suspicious two.
Opposition politician, Patrick Mercer, declared "This is a victory for terrorists."