I don’t mean for this to sound insensitive, but… Great! Now every moron who decides to scribble a bomb threat on a napkin and leave it on a plane can ensure that the aviation industry cowers to their prank.
Friday August 18, 2006 6:23 PM
British tourists endured a terrifying diversion of their holiday flight after the captain told them a note had been found saying there was a bomb on the plane.
The Boeing 767 operated by Sussex-based charter carrier Excel Airways landed safely at Brindisi airport in southern Italy.
The 269 passengers safely disembarked and a search of the plane had not found anything by late afternoon.
Passengers on the plane, which had left Gatwick bound for Hurghada in Egypt at 11.45am, told of how a woman passenger had found a note written on a sickbag.
Silvestro Auriemma, who is fluent in both Italian and English, was sitting behind the woman and said the note said there was a bomb on the plane.