Saturday, 26 May, 2018

Singapore police confirm bomb threat on Scoot flight

Singapore to Thailand flight in BOMB THREAT: Air force swoops to escort plane after alert 11:06Singapore Airlines Flight Returns to Singapore After Bomb Threat
Steven Clarke | 06 April, 2018, 06:57

Flight TR634 was scheduled to leave for Hat Yai, Thailand, at 1.20pm but was escorted back to Singapore by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and safely landed at 3.23pm, said Scoot in a reply to media queries. This is protocol for such incidents, The Straits Times understands. A Scoot spokesman said the aircraft was carrying 173 passengers and six crew members.

Singapore's defence minister said in a Facebook post yesterday that two F-15SG fighter jets had immediately responded to the threat when alerted by the pilot and escorted the plane from the South China Sea back to Changi airport where it was thoroughly checked after landing. But no suspicious articles were found.

According to the police, the passenger who made the threat was arrested.

Passengers on Flight TR634 bound for Hat Yai were finally able to depart again at about 6.30pm after the aircraft was declared safe following investigations, and associated procedures were concluded.

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TR is the flight code for Scoot, a low-priced long-haul airline owned by Singapore Airlines.

The report came into dispatchers at 9:12 a.m. with "an ambiguous report of a bomb threat" at a Weber County court, Ogden Police Lt. Tim Scott said.

"We take every public safety threat seriously", Thim said Thursday.

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