Incident – Bomb threat on flight from Manchester: ME News

Posted: May 12, 2012 in Airlines, Europe, Manchester Airport
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[Manchester Evening News] Two men on a flight from Manchester Airport have been arrested at an airport in Tenerife for making false bomb threats.

The flight was surrounded by armed police on arrival at Tenerife Sur this afternoon

The flight was surrounded by armed police on arrival at Tenerife Sur this afternoon. Photo: Wikipedia

The flight carrying 218 passengers and eight staff was surrounded by armed police on arrival at Tenerife Sur this afternoon.

The two men were arrested and the plane was searched.

The incident happened on a Thomas Cook Airlines flight from Manchester to Tenerife just after the plane had landed.

The pair arrested were aged 20 and 18.

The crisis was sparked when the two men began arguing with the on-board crew, according to Spanish news reports.

It is understood the captain decided to contact the control tower in Tenerife after they made threats about carrying a bomb.

Bomb disposal teams were put on alert as Spanish authorities triggered security procedures and called in the Civil Guard.

The plane landed and was taken to a secure area to allow police on board.

The two men, believed to be in their 20s, were arrested.

No bomb was found and the passengers and crew were evacuated safely.

A spokesperson for Thomas Cook said…..

Read the full story at the Manchester Evening News……


Steve Robson
May 11, 2012


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