A Thai-German flight passenger was taken away at Phuket International Airport yesterday, November 16, for allegedly threatening to bomb the airline while he was waiting for boarding.
The 26-year-old passenger, who was only named to the press as Mike, was in line at a gate and having his flight ticket checked with a VietJet airline employee before boarding from Phuket to Bangkok at around 12:00 P.M. when he was reportedly heard threatening and saying a forbidden word involving “explosives” to the employee.
The employee then alerted a senior flight attendant. They then brought the passenger to the airport police for questioning.
Mike allegedly admitted that he did such an action because he was angry at the airline as he had been waiting for a long time to get on board at the gate. He was taken to Sakhu Police Station for further legal proceedings.
Initially, he was charged for notifying or sending messages that one knows are false likely to cause public panic under the Air Navigation Act, B.E. 2558 under Section 22.
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