Authorities temporarily halted planes.The terminal was out of action for around 2 ½ hours during verification in the area for dangerous materials. Five flights were hit by the disruption and around 2,500 passengers were affected. All passengers’ identities were checked again. Germany’s interior ministry had set up a crisis panel to look into the matter. Finaly, the story was clarified. The spokeswoman explained that a 62-year-old Spanish man had managed to get in through an exit door “while trying to get to his aircraft as quickly as possible.” He had been rushing to catch his Portugal-bound plane. Flights resumed normally in the afternoon. The Cologne/Bonn aerodrome is Germany’s sixth-largest in terms of traffic, handling over 9 million passengers every year.