Cape Town Airport bombAirports Company of South Africa Shares More Details On The Cape Town International Airport Bomb Threat [Image: Live and Lets Fly]

The Airports Company of South Africa has shared more details on the bomb threat on one flight at Cape Town International Airport last night.

 

Chaos On The Tarmac

Following the security risk, airport authorities and the police grounded a FlySafair flight to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Because of the incident, passengers were stuck on the tarmac for over four hours as the SAPS bomb squad investigated the incident.

A passenger who was on the plane told SAFM that authorities said there were operational issues they were resolving. They only got to know of the bomb threat after getting into another plane. They also saw the bomb squad as they disembarked from the aircraft.

An X user who was on the flight echoed the same:

“This article gives more information than we received. We were told it’s a routine check.”

Last night, the Airports Company of South Africa confirmed the incident:

“Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) can confirm that the South African Police Service (SAPS) Bomb Squad was deployed to Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) earlier this evening after the crew of a departing flight was alerted to a possible security threat aboard the aircraft. The security threat on FlySafair FA102, due to depart for O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), was managed by the SAPS and relevant law enforcement agencies.”

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Airports Company of South Africa Speaks On The Cape Town International Airport Bomb Threat

Cape Town Airport bomb
Airports Company of South Africa Shares More Details On The Cape Town International Airport Bomb Threat [Image: Cape Town Today]

 

This morning, the Airports Company of South Africa shared more details on the Cape Town International Airport bomb threat:

“ACSA would like to assure the public that the reported security threat was an isolated incident triggered by comments made by two passengers aboard the aircraft. It must be made clear that the incident was isolated to a specific aircraft, and SAPS has since declared the aircraft safe. The passengers were rebooked onto another flight and later arrived safely at their destination.”

Police then arrested the two suspects. Operations at Cape Town International Airport have since returned to normalcy.

 

By Rumpel

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