Update: Emergency landing of Polish plane caused by hoax bomb alert
PR dla Zagranicy
A Polish plane bound for Hurghada on the Egyptian coast made an emergency landing in Bulgaria on Thursday morning amid a bomb scare that turned out to be a hoax.
It is understood that the flight crew acted after a warning from a passenger, and the plane landed in Burgas, eastern Bulgaria.
All of the passengers got off the plane, and checks were carried out to verify if the threat was genuine.
However, a spokesperson for Small Planet Airlines, the operator of the Airbus A320, has since confirmed that the passenger's claim was 'a joke.'
A 67-year-old Polish man is currently being questioned.
On 31 October, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for an apparent attack on a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula that day. Over 220 people died in the crash. (nh)
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