Bomb threat against Lufthansa plane taking off from Minsk
Bomb threat on Lufthansa plane taking off from Minsk, Belarus to Frankfurt, Germany
A Lufthansa plane – flight LH 1487 – due to depart from Minsk airport in Belarus, today, monday 24, destined Frankfurt, Germany, took off 90 minutes late after being delayed due to an alleged bomb threat sent by email to the airport in the Belarusian capital, as reported by German media.
Passengers on the flight were said to have been returned to the departure lounge and had to undergo a second security check, while the plane was again searched and all of its cargo and suitcases were removed from the plane.
Minsk Airport, through the Telegram app, had reported receiving an email with a “terrorist threat” and indicated that in such cases it was necessary to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all, while Lufthansa apologized for the inconvenience, saying the safety of its passengers is always their top priority.
The plane finally took off with its 51 passengers and five crew members, but no bomb threat was confirmed.
This incident comes just a day after the arrest of Belarusian opposition journalist Roman Prosatevich and his girlfriend, who were traveling on a Ryanair plane from Athens to Vilnius, which has been diverted to Minsk airport on the orders of the Belarusian authorities. .
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