No one knows who owns ghost plane abandoned at Madrid airport

As passengers we see only a tiny part of airports, which are probably full of intriguing stories if you know where to look.

However at one Spanish airport, a hulking aviation oddity has been hiding in plain sight.

Officials from the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport are trying to find the owners of a plane that has been parked on the tarmac, without moving, for years.

Airport director Elena Mayoral submitted an official notice to the Boletín Oficial del Estado, the official gazette of the Kingdom of Spain, informing the nation of a plane in an “obvious state of abandonment” at the airport.

The plane is a McDonnell Douglas MD87, according to the notice, registration number EC KRV.

A similar plane, converted to a luxurious private jet, is currently on sale for $4.8 million at