Bomb scare snarl up operations at JKIA

KQ Air plane, Kenya
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A passenger at JKIA on a flight to Johannesburg has been arrested for causing a bomb scare in one of KQ’s aircrafts.

KQ 762 was to take off to OR-Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg Wednesday afternoon when a male passenger caused panic.

It is reported that a man got into an argument with a flight attendant and mentioned the word bomb at some point.The management at JKIA suspended flights to conduct security checks.

A statement issued by Kenya airways read, “At approximately 1300GMT today Kenya Airways was notified of a possible bomb threat in one of our flights. ….. All the passengers disembarked for security re-screening and the aircraft is undergoing extensive security checks.”

The passenger in question was handed over to the Anti-terror Police Unit for further probe into the incident.

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