Monday, May 29, 2023

He evacuated an Aerolineas Argentinas flight to Miami due to a bomb threat

Telephone bomb threat on flight from argentina airlines for which he had to go miami Flag company sources said today that as a precautionary measure security operations were deployed and the passengers were forced to disembark. The flight was AR1304, carrying 270 passengers and 12 crew members, which was supposed to take off at 07:35, when the company’s ground personnel received A hazard associated with flying above. Finally, The aircraft took off at 4:50 pm, more than 9 hours behind schedule.

Aerolineas Argentina flight, AR1304 bound for downtown Miami, was evacuated as it was about to leave due to a bomb threat.

After the threat was received, the Airport Security Police (PSA) was informed and security protocols were activated. The aircraft, an Airbus 330-200 registration LV-FVH, was diverted to a remote area and passengers and company personnel were evacuated, initially to the area and then to Gate 22, where They were waiting for the arrival. airplane.

As the plane was evacuated, the PSA bomb squad fired a aircraft inspection, which included the interior of the cabin, the hold, and every piece of luggage. On review it was found that false alarm Therefore, the aircraft was released so that it could continue on its scheduled journey.

Faced with this situation, Aerolineas Argentinas moved the aircraft to the boarding gate and proceeded to refit the flight with interior cleaning and loading of new catering thus leaving it in airworthy condition.

Judge Federico Villena of the Lomas de Zamora Federal Court intervened in the incident, who supervised the PSA operation.

Other aircraft bomb threat

This is not the first time that a false threat to bomb an aircraft has been made and this has forced security protocols to be deployed with consequential complications for the passengers.

In July 2022, there was a bomb threat on an Aerolineas Argentinas flight that had left the aeroparque for Ushuaia around 5:00 am. Determined the lie of danger.

Flight AR 1882, carrying 169 passengers and 6 crew members, arrived at Comodoro Airport at 7:40 am and was directed to the East 25 Header, where firefighters, ANAC workers, Aerolineas Argentinas employees and PSA members, After reviewing it, it was determined that it was a false alarm. In addition, Chubut Province Police Explosives and Emergencies personnel participated in the operation. After verifying that there were no dangerous elements, the aircraft continued its journey to Ushuaia.

In mid-September of the same year, a passenger who was going to travel from Aeroparque to Tucumán on an Aerolíneas Argentina flight was troubled by a situation at pre-boarding and declared loudly: “I sent a bomb in the suitcase”, This made it necessary to activate the safety protocols and evacuate the aircraft for a thorough review.

Once it was verified that everything was a false alarm, the plane flew on to its destination while the passenger was detained and banned from flying for the flag carrier for life.

In the month of June, also in 2022, a woman entered the Mendoza airport saying she had a bomb in her suitcase, causing chaos that caused several flights to be suspended. The incident activated the protocol for hazards and the building had to be evacuated; Flights were canceled for 45 minutes, and arrivals and departures were delayed, although it turned out to be a false alarm.

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