Copa Airlines flight delayed after bomb scare at CJIA

first_imgA Copa Airlines flight, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, was on Monday afternoon delayed following a bomb scare.In a release, the airline said that all 127 passengers and six crew members onboard Flight 255 are safe following a false report of an explosive device aboard the aircraft on Monday.“Following the alarm which was raised just prior to the scheduled 14:24hrs departure of the flight, Copa Airlines immediately activated security protocols,” the airline said.Passengers and crew were disembarked for inspection and ranks of the Guyana Police Force’s Bomb Disposal Unit launched a search of the aircraft, the airline added.“After confirming no explosive device was found, the alarm was determined to be false. Copa Airlines worked closely with Guyana security officials during the inspection process. Following their clearance, Flight 255 departed at 17:42h, arriving at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 20:44hrs (local time),” the release stated.last_img

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