Passengers evacuated at Prague airport after drawing of bomb found in plane
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
On Sunday night in Prague, Czech Republic, 183 people on a Jet2 flight arriving from Manchester, United Kingdom were evacuated after, reportedly, discovery in the aircraft's toilets of a picture of a bomb.
The Czech foreign ministry's spokesperson said a painting of a bomb had been found in the plane's toilet by a flight attendant. According to the spokesperson, a search of the plane turned up no bombs.
A passenger said they were informed of a "threatening note" in the aircraft's bathroom, and kept for roughly four hours at the airport.
From passenger accounts, every single passenger on the plane was interviewed, and the CCTV checked. One of the passengers said that, despite all of this, they saw no arrests in connection with this incident.
A spokeswoman for Jet2 said they were sorry about any inconvenience the evacuation caused, but consider people's safety on-board the most important thing.
- Beth Abbit. "Passengers evacuated and held at Prague Airport after bomb threat on board flight from Manchester" — MSN, December 17, 2018
- Abe Hawken. "Brit passengers evacuated from plane at Prague Airport after 'mid-air bomb threat' on Jet2 flight from Manchester" — Thesun.co.uk, December 16, 2018