Thursday, 7 February 2019

Bomb threat forces Norwegian jet to return to Stockholm

Photo Jonas Ekstromer
Drama in at Arlanda today when a  Norwegian Air Shuttle aircraft operating a flight to France returned to the Stockholm airport following a bomb threat.

According to local sources the flight returned at 10.39 local time after a threat had been received against the specific aircraft. The Boeing 737 aircraft was carrying 169 passengers and crew on a flight heading to Nice.  Swedish television also reported that the flight was also carrying some members of the Swedish swimming team who on the way to a competition and to take part in a special training camp.    

Swedish police have confirmed they are currently investigating and all passengers and crew had been taken off the aircraft and been interviewed by officers.

The bomb squad has checked over the aircraft and have not found any dangerous items onboard. At present, Swedish police to dot have a suspect in the case and the investigation continues.

Norwegian issued a brief statement which confirmed the bomb scare to flight DY4321 from Arlanda to Nice.  "For safety reasons, the aircraft, with 163 passengers and six crew members on board, returned to Arlanda. We note that there is a great deal of demand with many questions from the media. This is now a police case, so further questions need to be addressed to them. Norway's foremost priority is the safety of our passengers and employees."