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Virgin Australia Flight Diverts due to Bomb Threat

Friday, February 19, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Virgin Australia plane had to make an emergency landing at Brisbane International Airport in Queensland, Australia, on February 17. The plane was heading from Sydney International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, California, when the airline received a bomb threat and decided to divert it for an emergency landing. The plane landed uneventfully.... »

FBI Claims Flight Attendant Created Hoax Forcing Emergency Landing in North Dakota

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
By George Hatcher
FBI Claims Flight Attendant Created Hoax Forcing Emergency Landing in North Dakota

The Federal Bureau of Investigation alleges that a flight attendant, onboard a Delta Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines, created a hoax that led to an emergency landing at Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, North Dakota, on September 9. The documents submitted in the U.S. District Court in Bismarck allege that Justin Cox-Sever communicated... »

Turkish Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing due to Bomb Threat

Monday, August 17, 2015
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing due to Bomb Threat

A Turkish Airlines Jet made an emergency landing at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 13th. Emergency was declared after authorities received a phone call that claimed there was a bomb in the plane. The flight was flying from Oslo, Norway to Istanbul, Turkey at the time. The plane landed safely and... »

Man Fined for Aer Lingus Jet Lockdown due to Ebola Scare

Sunday, November 2, 2014
By George Hatcher
Man Fined for Aer Lingus Jet Lockdown due to Ebola Scare

Aer Lingus flight EI433, carrying 142 passengers, was put in lockdown on Dublin airport, Ireland, on October 29. The incident happened after an Italian passenger wrote ‘Attentione Ebola’ on a coffee cup and handed it over to a crew member. According to an airport spokesperson, “A passenger on board an Aer Lingus flight from... »

Canada: Cathay Pacific Airbus Bomb Hoax, Fighter Escort

Sunday, May 16, 2010
By George Hatcher
Canada: Cathay Pacific Airbus Bomb Hoax, Fighter Escort

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Gary Claridge-king What: Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300 en route from Hong Kong (China) to Vancouver,BC Where: Canada When: May 15th 2010 Who: 280 passengers Why: While the flight was en route, the airline received a phone call that there was a bomb aboard. Over... »

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