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Update: Emergency landing of Wizzair aircraft on Otopeni Airport, due to bomb threat, which turned out as false alarm

A Wizzair aircraft on flight from Kutaisi (Georgia) to Warsaw (Poland) has landed at 16.20h on Otopeni Airport in emergency procedure, due to a bomb threat, the National Airports Company informs.

“The 173 passengers have been disembarked. Specific procedures are ongoing,” the CNAB representatives said. The airport representatives informed that the passengers have been taken to the boarding area of the terminal.

Later on, the CNAB representatives confirmed there had been a false alarm and no bomb had been found on board.

The Wizzair aircraft eventually took off from Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport to Warsaw at 21:12.

The bomb threat was received by phone, at the airport in Kutaisi, from a woman, the source also informs.

The Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) informs that procedures are ongoing to scan the luggage.

“A crisis cell has been established in the airport. SRI has a pyrotechnical team on the site and will scan the aircraft and the luggage. It is a standard procedure, managed by the airport. The flight did not have the destination in Romania, it was an emergency landing, now we are undergoing the emergency procedures on Otopeni Airport. The passengers have been evacuated,” SRI informs.

Wizzair has confirmed the incident, adding that the situation is under the competence of authorities. Wizzair also informs that the flight was redirected to Bucharest following a suspect phone call on Kutaisi Airport. The crew has taken action according to the procedures and the aircraft has landed in Bucharest without problems, the Wizzair representatives said.

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