Dutch police: Bomb threat against plane was false alarm
A Ryanair aircraft sits on the runway at Eindhoven Airport on Monday, July 9. EFE-EPA/Rob Engelaar
Passengers of a Ryanair flight from Eindhoven to Edinburgh, Scotland, wait inside the terminal on Monday, July 9, as police search the plane for a possible bomb. EFE-EPA/Rob Engelaar
The Hague, Jul 9 (efe-epa).- No explosives were found aboard an airliner at Eindhoven airport that was evacuated after a bomb threat, Dutch military police said Monday.
The Ryanair flight was preparing to take off for Edinburgh, Scotland, when an threatening note was found inside the aircraft.
The plane returned to the terminal and the passengers removed before military police with bomb-sniffing dogs spent nearly an hour searching the jet.
All departures from Eindhoven were halted while police examined the Ryanair plane, forcing passengers aboard other flights to spend up to two hours waiting on the runway.
The emergency also caused three incoming flights to be diverted to other cities, Eindhoven airport administrators said.