Passenger plane in Singapore escorted by fighter jets after bomb hoax

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A Scoot airlines flight TR385 from Cebu in the Philippines had to be escorted mid-air by two fighter planes from Singapore’s air force over a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax, say officials.

There were 144 passengers on board Scoot flight. A 13-year-old unidentified male passenger was allegedly behind the hoax, according to local media outlets.

A spokesman from Singapore carrier Scoot told news outlet The Straits Times that all 144 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane landed safely at 16:49 (08:49 GMT) on Sunday at Changi Airport.

Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen later said Singapore would “take every threat as real until proven otherwise”.


Via The Strait Times


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