Excuse me: Have you misplaced your plane?

It would seem rather careless to lose an entire commercial aircraft, but a McDonnell Douglas MD-87, has been sitting idle at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport for almost a decade. 

Airports officials want the owner to come forward and claim their aircraft - and pay back taxes - but no one seems certain who that owner is. 

CNN reported that airport director Elena Mayoral recently submitted a notice to Spain's official state bulletin noting the plane's "obvious state of abandonment".

Authorities looking to get rid of the craft must first navigate a bureaucratic maze - as the last owner of the plane apparently went bankrupt. It is not clear, however, why liquidators failed to take possession. 

The current market rate for an MD-87 is reported to be close to $US5 million - but this plane has been left to rot. 

Picture: El Pais
The aircraft used to belong to Saicus Air, an airline that ceased operations in 2010. 

The Saicus logo is still on the aircraft's side, though the plane operated for several different airlines throughout the course of its existence, including Iberia and Pronair, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported. 

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, commonly known as Madrid–Barajas Airport, is the main international airport serving Madrid. At 3,050 hectares it is the largest airport in Europe by physical size, along with Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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