From file: Journalists flocked to Barcelona's El Prat airport to report on the emergency landing that took place on December 7, 2022 | Photo: REUTERS/Nacho Doce
From file: Moroccan police clash with sub-Saharan migrants in Casablanca, November 24, 2017 | Photo: FADEL SENNA / AFP
From file: Migrants who crossed the fence from Morocco to Melilla on March 2, 2022 | Photo: Europa Press/abaca/picture-alliance
Most seasonal workers in Spain come from Morocco and are regular migrants - but there are illegal schemes for people without papers | Photo: Prelsi/Interfresa
The number of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands has increased dramatically in recent years | Photo: Picture-alliancedpa/Mission Lifeline
From file: Migrants arrive on Spanish soil in Melilla on June 24, 2002 | Photo: Javier Bernardo/dpa/picture-alliance
From file: More migrants arrive in Lampedusa, this time in November 2020 | Photo : ANSA
Emergency crew were ready at the airport to react to any development - but did likely not expect a mass exodus from the aircraft | Photo: Gian Marco Benedetto/AA/picture-alliance
Authorities are slow to document migrant deaths, the UN says - though some governments like Spain (seen here) keep books | Photo: AP/picture-alliance
Brothers Nico and Iñaki Williams, eight years apart in age, both play for Athletic Bilbao in Spain | Photo: Manuel Reino Berengui/DeFodi Images/picture alliance
Hundreds of people attend a protest against the Spanish police action in the Melilla border in Madrid, Spain, 26 June 2022 | Photo: EPA/DAVID FERNANDEZ
From file: Migrants rest at a holding center after crossing the fences separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco on March 2, 2022 | Photo: Javier Bernardo/AP/picture alliance