False Bomb Alert Aboard MEA Plane

A bomb threat on Friday on a Greece-bound airplane that flew from the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut and landed in Athens Airport turned out to be fake alarm.

An anonymous call was made earlier on Friday giving Athens airport’s air traffic control tower a false alarm about a bomb planted aboard a plane belonging to Middle East Airlines (MEA), the National News Agency reported.

The plane was thoroughly searched and no bomb was found, NNA added.

General Director of Civil Aviation, Mohammed Chehab told VDL (100.5) : “Information circulating on media outlets about the evacuation of a MEA airplane at Athens airports were untrue.”