Warsaw-Hurghada flight makes emergency landing at Bulgaria’s Bourgas over ‘bomb alert’

A passenger flight from the Polish capital Warsaw to Hurghada in Egypt made an emergency landing at Bourgas Airport on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast on November 19 after a passenger said that he suspected an explosive device was on board.

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said that it received a report at 5.30am about the emergency landing and the claim about the bomb.

Passengers were removed from the aircraft, which was thoroughly inspected, as was passengers’ luggage. No explosive device was found.

All flights at the airport were cancelled.

The person who made the claim was a 67-year-old Polish national. He said that he had consumed alcohol, the Interior Ministry said.

Bourgas mayor Dimitar Nikolov told Bulgarian National Radio that in spite of the incident, the situation and all passengers were calm.

The ministry said that the flight would resume as soon as possible.

(Photo: Christian Rasmussen)



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