Passengers of this flight will remember it for a long time. Even before the plane took off, problems began. One traveler said he was carrying a device that could explode. The police were called to the deck.
A plane is definitely the safest means of transport, but something can happen while traveling on it. Alaska Airlines passengers found this out a few days ago when they had to fly during a hurricane. The wind was so strong that the vehicle hit the runway during landing and suffered damage. Fortunately, nothing happened to the travelers.
Now, a dangerous incident occurred on board a plane belonging to Jet2.com. One traveler confessed that he was carrying a device that could explode. The police were called to the plane.
A passenger took a potentially explosive device onto the plane
A recording has appeared online showing armed police storming a Jet2.com plane. Officers were called to the deck to report a passenger who claimed to be carrying a potentially explosive device.
On August 21, Jet2.com’s Boeing 737-800 (G-JZHH) was scheduled to fly from Nottingham East Midlands in the UK to Antalya in Turkey. The flight was scheduled for 4.45 p.m., but the machine finally started only around 20.15.
One of the passengers stated that he was carrying an explosive device, which was a sufficient reason for the crew to call the emergency services. Armed police stormed the plane to remove the passenger.
The video shows a man walking to the front of the plane with his hands raised. He is followed by his wife and a young girl. The perpetrator was arrested but released after paying bail. A bomb inspection was carried out on the plane, but nothing suspicious was found.
Perhaps the passenger was joking, but making such declarations (about bombs or threats) is never accepted by the crew and airport staff.
The flight was delayed by an unruly passenger
Officers immediately received a report about a “man with an explosive device” on board a plane that was about to leave East Midlands Airport. The Jet2 flight was delayed throughout the incident and passengers were held on the taxiway for three hours due to the situation.
“We didn’t actually take off, but we were taxiing down the runway to the takeoff point and that’s when the flight stopped… We didn’t move for about 15 minutes. The captain initially said there might have been a baggage mix-up and there was a chance we would have to get off. They gave us updates every 15 minutes and finally said there was a security issue, but it was just routine and nothing serious. Then we were surrounded by police cars and SWOT teams, all with machine guns, and that’s when we realized things weren’t good,” one witness told Nottinghamshire Live.
Have you ever been involved in such a situation?