x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Hoax bomb scare grounds Etihad flight

Passengers are evacuated from an Etihad Airways flight out of Abu Dhabi after a couple joked there was a bomb on board.

Passengers were evacuated from an Etihad Airways flight this afternoon after a couple joked there was a bomb on board. The 1.25pm flight from Abu Dhabi to Damascus was delayed after a man and a woman were overheard making comments before boarding the flight. A full search of the plane was conducted but no devices were found. Both were arrested and are being questioned by Abu Dhabi Police. The delayed plane was scheduled to leave for Syria at 5pm. *The National