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Passenger Makes Explosion Warning on Air Arabia Jet, Flight Diverted

Impacting Travel | Michael Isenbek | May 03, 2015

Passenger Makes Explosion Warning on Air Arabia Jet, Flight Diverted

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Air Arabia flight G9128, flying to Kuwait from the United Arab Emirates locale of Sharjah was forced to divert after an unruly passenger declared that the plane was about to explode, Reuters reported.

After instructions from air traffic control, the plane changed course from the Sharjah emirate to Al Minhad airbase near Dubai. Authorities boarded the plane upon landing, and used "appropriate standard procedures," to use the language of UAE state news agency WAM, thus resolving the issue. The airbase is a hub for U.S. operations in the Middle East.

The "flight landed safely and the authorities are currently holding the necessary investigation," said the UAE-based budget carrier in a statement to Reuters.

Yazan Suleiman, News Editor for Sharjah TV and Radio Stations, kept pace with the situation on Twitter. He tweeted, “#UAE Aviation's authority are taking care of the situation of #G9128 and everything is under control...Well trained and perfect,” then an hour later reported the conclusion of the crisis, tweeting, “All passengers are safe and they left the plane now. Everything is fine now.”

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