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Geneva airport Aeroflot plane evacuated due to fake bomb threat

The situation on the tarmac shortly after the bomb threat was made known

The situation on the tarmac shortly after the bomb threat was made known

(Artem Pervushin)

Flight 2381 of the Russian airline Aeroflot taking off from Geneva airport had to be evacuated after a man presented himself at an airline counter claiming that there was a bomb on the plane. He later said he had made a joke.

The plane that was headed to Moscow was prevented from taking off shortly before 13:00 due to the bomb threat and the 115 passengers on board were evacuated. The man who alerted the authorities is an Indian national and was taken for questioning by the police, where he admitted the threat was fake and meant as a joke.

After the threat became known, passengers' baggage was unloaded from the airplane and they were asked to identify it. A bomb squad from the Geneva police investigated the presence of any explosive device.

Aeroflot said in a statement that the passengers were transferred to another airplane to continue their journey to Moscow. and agencies

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