Two British passengers on board a Thomas Cook flight caused an unnecessary bomb scare by telling cabin crew they had an explosive device in their hand luggage, according to a story in the Daily Mail. The aircraft was carrying about 200 passengers and was given priority to land due to concerns about the claim.
The incident on May 10 took place on a flight from Manchester to Tenerife. It is thought the pair – who have been named as Airam Paul Jerus, and Nathan Levi Trippier – had been drinking prior to the flight, although this has yet to be confirmed.
A spokesman for the Civil Guard on Tenerife island said: “Two young men told air stewardesses they had a bomb in their hand luggage. At this point emergency procedures were started. When the plane landed officers boarded and the two men were arrested.”
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