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Passenger who alerted crew about a bomb on plane from Warsaw to Hurghada admitted to have consumed alcohol

Thursday 19 Nov 2015
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A passenger who alerted crew about a possible bomb on plane traveling from Warsaw to Hurghada admitted on questioning to having consumed alcohol, a police spokeswoman said.

An airplane with 161 people aboard made an emergency landing in the Black Sea city of Burgas on Thursday, following a bomb threat while en route to Egypt from Poland's capital of Warsaw, Bulgarian authorities said.

All passengers and crew were evacuated, but no explosives have been found aboard, a spokeswoman for the Burgas airport told Reuters, adding that the airport remained closed.

"The plane landed in Burgas at 05.48 a.m. (10.48 p.m. ET) after a request for flight number LLP8015 traveling from Warsaw to Hurghada to make an emergency landing, due to a report of the presence of explosives on board," the press officer said.

A spokesman for Polish national carrier LOT said the aircraft did not belong to the airline but was a charter, destined for the Egyptian city of Hurghada.BREAKING: Flight from Warsaw to Egyptian resort of Hurghada makes emergency landing at Bulgaria's Burgas after bomb threat: Officials.

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