Emergency crews race to Melbourne Airport after bomb threat on Air Mauritius flight: Herald Sun

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Airlines, Australia, Aviation & Airports (General News)
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[Herald Sun] A fully loaded Air Mauritius aircraft was forced to make an emergency return to Melbourne Airport this afternoon after a passenger is believed to have made a bomb threat to the crew. 

It is believed a man was detained on board, but other passengers were safely escorted from the plane, which was undamaged.

It is believed a man was detained on board, but other passengers were safely escorted from the plane, which was undamaged. Phot: Derrick Den Hollander

The Airbus A340 had take off from the airport just after 2.30pm when the crew advised the control tower of the need to return, with Federal Police boarding the aircraft after it touched down and stopped at the end of the runway.

The aircraft involved was Air Mauritius flight MK943 bound for Perth.
It is believed a man was detained on board, but other passengers were safely escorted from the plane, which was undamaged.

Sources said there had been a bomb threat, but this was not confirmed by an aiport spokesman.

A  Federal Police spokeswoman said the incident was ongoing but there was no danger to the travelling public.

She said passengers had been….

Read the full story at The Herald Sun….


By Neil Wilson
From: 
May 23, 2012


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