False alarm on flight from Taipei to Hong Kong causes 3½-hour delay

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South China Morning Post
Date: October 27, 2019
By: Sarah Zheng

A Hong Kong woman has been arrested in Taiwan after terrifying passengers on a flight from Taipei to

A woman from Hong Kong passenger was charged in Taiwan after shouting that there was a bomb on an aircraft bound from Taipei to Hong Kong, delaying the flight for more than three hours. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong by saying there was a bomb on board.

The Hongkonger, who has not been identified, was charged under the island’s civil aviation law, after yelling that a Hong Kong Airlines flight scheduled to take off at 12.25pm on Thursday was “not safe”, causing alarm among her fellow passengers, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported.

“There is a bomb on the plane,” she was quoted as saying. “The plane is not safe.”

The disturbance led to the flight being delayed for 3½ hours.

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