Last Update 23:16
Sunday, 20 October 2019

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

Reuters , Thursday 19 Nov 2015
Views: 1988
Views: 1988

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.

Search Keywords:
Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.