Saturday, 9 January 2016

'Nervous' passenger sparks bomb squad sweep on British flight.

Passengers were alarmed after the bomb squad
dismantled airline seat in front of them.
(British Airways)
Passengers on a British Airways flight were alarmed after bomb squad was called in and dismantled an airplane seat in front of them.

The flight, from Ibiza to London, was delayed after the Spanish Civil Guard were called out after crew members became suspicious of a passenger, The Daily Mail reported.

The woman, thought to be Iranian, seemed to be very nervous and was caught carrying a fake passport.

She was escorted off the plane while police and bomb squad members conducted a search.

Passenger Gabriel Gimenez told Spanish media the crew removed the woman from her seat and then started to dismantle her chair which caused panic.

"We don't know what they were looking for. I don't know why they had to do this in front of everyone."

The flight eventually departed three and a half hours later.

A British Airways  spokeswoman said the aircraft returned to stand after authorities realised a customer was travelling with incorrect documents.

"The customer was offloaded and, in line with normal security procedures, all customers and their bags were re-screened as a precaution."

Culled from Stuff.

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