Bomb scare on Polish flight

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9 November 2004, BRUSSELS - A bomb alert has caused a plane from low-cost Polish airline Air Polonia to make an emergency landing at Brussels National airport.

9 November 2004

BRUSSELS - A bomb alert has caused a plane from low-cost Polish airline Air Polonia to make an emergency landing at Brussels National airport.

The plane, which was carrying 166 passengers, landed safely, airport officials confirmed.

"All the passengers have been taken off," spokesman Jan Van der Cruysse told AFP, but declined from providing further details about the alert.

The Air Polonia 737 was flying from Warsaw to Charleroi, just south of Brussels, where it should have landed at 9 am.

But anonymous phone call indicated that the bomb was placed in the bags of one specific passenger.

The plane was then diverted to Belgium's main airport at Zaventem, which is better equipped to deal with this type of emergency than Charleroi.

The passengers were later transported to Charleroi by bus.

[Copyright Expatica 2004]

Subject: Belgian news

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