The services of the Warsaw Chopin Airport, yesterday 5 April 2021 had received information that an explosive device may be onboard in one of the planes. Bomb squad officers were searching the aircraft mentioned in the received message, a Turkish Airlines Airbus A319 plane. The aircraft was preparing for the return flight to Istanbul when the bomb threat message was received. The 103 passengers on board were safely evacuated from the aircraft. Standard procedures such as sending available ambulances to the airport had been implemented.
A little after 22:00, airport’s spokesperson Piotr Rudzki announced that no dangerous cargo was found in the plane. “Fortunately, it was a false alarm, although it is terribly unpleasant that in such a Covid situation when ambulances that could be useful to patients were occupied“, Piotr said.