An easyJet aircraft, which left Lyon for Rennes on Friday 18th January, 2019, had to turn around after a bomb threat.
An easyJet aircraft, which left Lyon for Rennes on Friday afternoon, turned back in flight over Clermont-Ferrand after a bomb threat .
INCIDENT: easyJet #U24319 Lyon to Rennes (Airbus A319 G-EZDA) squawked 7700 General Emergency and has just returned to LYS, due to an apparent security threat. However, pilot just told ATC he has now been advised by easyJet Ops the threat was for the return flight, RNS-LYS. pic.twitter.com/nEGLlySSAf
— Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) 18 January 2019
Traffic suspended 40 minutes
The plane, which was to land at 4.15pm in Rennes, landed on the tarmac Lyons around 4pm.
“Due to a security check, airport operations were suspended for 40 minutes. The flights resumed at 4:45 pm, this causes some delays, “tweeted the airport.
Bjr Eric, en raison d’une vérification sécurité, les opérations de l’aéroport ont été suspendues pendant 40 min. Les vols ont repris à 16h45. Cela entraîne quelques retards. Nous sommes désolés pour la gêne occasionnée.
— Aéroports de Lyon (@lyonaeroports) 18 January 2019
According to Progress, the 159 passengers on board the aircraft were all unloaded, and their luggage was searched.