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Bomb threat triggers evacuation and search of aircraft

March 18, 2016 Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59An Air India jet was ordered to park at an isolated area of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport after a bomb threat, an airport official told the Bangkok Post.

When Air India flight AI 332 from Delhi, operated by a B787 Dreamliner aircraft, landed at Suvarnabhumi early Wednesday evening, air traffic controllers directed pilots to taxi the plane to an area well away from other jets for safety reasons.

All 231 passengers, including a child and 10 crew, were safely evacuated from the aircraft using an established emergency plan, airport officials said.

Police from the bomb squad (official title: Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit) then began checking for a bomb, going through all luggage.

The plane later flew safely out of the Thai capital.

Written by William Sykes

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