Dutch Flier’s Bomb Threat Diverts Aruba-Bound Plane to Ireland

Posted: January 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

DUBLIN —  Irish police say they have arrested a 44-year-old Dutch man who claimed he had planted a bomb on a charter aircraft, leading the pilot to divert to Ireland.

The Arkefly aircraft was carrying 224 passengers and 11 crew members from its Amsterdam base to the Caribbean resort island of Aruba when its pilot landed Wednesday at Shannon Airport in western Ireland.

The pilot told Shannon air controllers the man was verbally threatening and scaring other passengers. Arkefly said the man was “unstable and aggressive” and shouted out several bomb threats.

Police said they were obliged to search the aircraft because of the man’s claims but they found nothing suspicious.

The flight is expected to continue to Aruba without the arrested man later Wednesday.

Boeing 767-300 Arkefly

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