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Bangkok-Samui flight delayed after Swedish passenger’s bomb hoax

SAMUT PRAKAN: A Swedish passenger claimed to have a bomb in his baggage on Bangkok Airways’ Bangkok-Koh Samui flight PG145 at Suvarnabhumi airport yesterday afternoon (May 2). Searches cleared the plane and delayed the flight by about five hours.

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Wednesday 3 May 2017, 09:09AM


Bangkok Airways’ plane serving flight PG145 is kept at an isolated parking stand on the eastern side of Suvarnabhumi airport pending searches after a bomb threat yesterday (May 2) afternoon. Photo: Sutthiwit Chayutvorakan
Bangkok Airways’ plane serving flight PG145 is kept at an isolated parking stand on the eastern side of Suvarnabhumi airport pending searches after a bomb threat yesterday (May 2) afternoon. Photo: Sutthiwit Chayutvorakan

The pilots informed traffic controllers of the bomb threat on the aircraft, originally set to take off with 140 people at 1:45pm.

Sirote Duangratana, General Manager of the country’s main airport, said the Swedish passenger said on the plane that a bomb was inside his baggage and the pilots decided to implement emergency procedures.

All 140 crew members and passengers were brought off the plane to a rescue station on the eastern side of the airport for body and baggage searches.

Bomb experts, security officials, firefighters, rescue workers and medical personnel were mobilised to handle the situation.

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As the searches found nothing suspicious, the management of the airport terminated its emergency response at 5:50pm.

The flight was rescheduled to take off at 6:30pm. The Swedish passenger was detained and questioned.

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