By: Bien Chin-fen, Lu Kang-chun Kuan Jui-ping and Lilian Wu
Taipei, June 3 (CNA) A Chinese passenger who caused panic among fellow passengers by claiming that he had a bomb in his baggage has been turned over to Taiwanese prosecutors, aviation police said Friday.
The 27-year-old man surnamed Yu was angry that his Air China Flight 186, originally set to depart to Beijing on Thursday, was delayed until Friday morning because of flooding inside and outside Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport that caused major disruptions.
He got rowdy on the plane after all passengers had boarded and then shouted “I have a bomb in my baggage.”
Aviation police said they were informed of the incident at 10:20 a.m. A bomb squad and two fire trucks were deployed to the scene. [FULL STORY]