Last updated: 04:16 PM ET, Sun April 12 2015

Bomb Threat Causes Evacuation of Germanwings Jet

Impacting Travel | Michael Isenbek | April 12, 2015

Bomb Threat Causes Evacuation of Germanwings Jet

Photo courtesy of the Germanwings Facebook page

A Germanwings flight taxiing to the runway Sunday evening at Cologne-Bonn airport in Germany aborted takeoff after a bomb threat was emailed to German federal police, the Associated Press reported.

Flight 826, an Airbus A320, was bound for Milan, Italy’s Malpensa airport when the threat was received, and the Cologne tower alerted the pilot, who steered the aircraft toward an area of the airport designated for planes under bomb threats.

Once there, passengers and crew evacuated, and bomb-sniffing dogs went in. Nothing was found.

The details of the threat have not been released.

This is the latest bad news associated with Germanwings. Just last week, two of the regional carrier’s flights made unscheduled landings, one for a mechanical issue, the other for passenger health problems.

Then, of course, the tragedy of Germanwings Flight 9525, which occurred in late March. The ongoing investigation seems to be pointing to co-pilot Andreas Lubitz purposefully crashing the airliner into a mountain in the French Alps.

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