Last updated: 12:57 PM ET, Mon May 16 2016

Ryanair Flight Evacuated After Argument Between Passengers

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | May 16, 2016

Ryanair Flight Evacuated After Argument Between Passengers

An argument between passengers on a Ryanair flight forced the plane to be evacuated before take-off in Norway after the word “bomb” was used.

According to, two male passengers began arguing loudly as a Ryanair flight was preparing to depart from Moss Airport, Rygge near Oslo, Norway, when one of the men used the word “bomb” during the verbal confrontation.

The flight crew onboard called for the plane to be evacuated, and police at the airport detained the two men who caused the commotion. Investigators searched the plane, but found no suspicious devices on the aircraft.

The Ryanair flight—which was scheduled to fly from Norway to Manchester, England—was eventually cleared and the airport returned to normal operation a short time later. Passengers were then allowed to board the plane again, and the flight departed a short time later.

Local media outlets are reporting the two men who caused the delay were from Britain and Sri Lanka, respectively, and they were released following an investigation by authorities.


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