Bomb threat forces evacuation of British Airways plane

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Bomb threat disrupts British Airways flight at Bermuda’s main airport.

LONDON, May 6: This morning, confirmation surfaced of a bomb threat disrupting a British Airways flight at Bermuda’s main international airport, compelling passengers to disembark before take-off. The flight, originally bound for London at 8:50 pm the previous night, was swiftly evacuated following the receipt of the threat.

Authorities swiftly responded, dispatching police forces to the Causeway and Kindley Field Road, which were closed to traffic as airport security conducted thorough searches. A spokesperson for the Bermuda Police Service detailed the sequence of events, indicating that staff at LF Wade International Airport had alerted police shortly before 9:30 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2024, of the bomb threat received via email, triggering the activation of emergency landing protocols.

Upon receiving the all-clear signal and deeming the airport secure, regular traffic flow resumed, with authorities extending gratitude to the public for their patience and cooperation during the emergency road closure. Passengers were all reported safe and accounted for, and the airport facility was subsequently declared safe.

A British Airways spokesperson reaffirmed the airline’s commitment to customer and staff safety, noting adherence to standard procedures for disembarking the aircraft. Efforts were underway to ensure passenger well-being and facilitate their onward travel as soon as possible.

Following security clearance, the flight received clearance to depart, and normal traffic resumed on the Causeway and Kindley Field Road by 11:00 pm, marking the conclusion of the incident.

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