PETALING JAYA – A Singapore-bound commercial flight had to turn back to Sultan
Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang here yesterday after the airport authority
received a call claiming that there were explosives on board the aircraft.
Petaling Jaya District Police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din said the aircraft
carrying 30 passengers and four crew took off from the airport at 7:39 pm.
“After a few minutes of its departure, the airport received a call from an
unidentified caller who said that there were explosives on board the aircraft
and the control tower immediately ordered the flight to turn back,” he said when
met at the scene.
He said the aircraft landed at the airport and was directed to a special
area before being examined by the bomb squad.
“Following inspection, no bomb or explosives were found,” he said, adding
that police were in the midst of tracking down the individual who made the fake
call. – Bernama