Virgin Australia plane evacuated after bomb threat

Aug 04 2011

A Virgin Australia flight was delayed today after a bomb threat was made by a passenger on board as the aircraft was taxiing to take off in Sydney, Australia.

DJ402 bound for Adelaide with 41 passengers and crew on board immediately stopped when the threat was made. Police and emergency services were called and all 41 passengers and crew were safely evacuated from the aircraft.

The passenger who made the threat has been detained by Australian Federal Police.

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