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UPDATE-Threat reported aboard Air Canada flight

After a more than two hour delay, passengers have safely disembarked Air Canada Flight 1966 from Toronto, Canada.

The delay came as a result of a threat, which was reportedly made by one male passenger, who has since been taken into police custody for questioning.

Officials are still tightlipped about the situation. However, passengers who spoke to Barbados TODAY described the experience as terrifying.


When contacted, one official at the Air Canada office here said no one was available for comment at this time.

The flight touched down just after 1:30 p.m. but other aircraft were forced to circle the airport, as emergency officials honed in on the Air Canada vessel.

Despite the emergency situation, the airport remains open to inbound and outbound traffic.


6 Responses to UPDATE-Threat reported aboard Air Canada flight

  1. Martine Boyer
    Martine Boyer June 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    And another hour or two before clearing the customs… That’s the part of the trip I don’t care for, it’s always too long.

    • Keisha Weekes
      Keisha Weekes June 14, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      That happens when a number of planes arrived at the same time during peek times…I have to wait long sometimes when I travel international too

  2. Francis June 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    You report that the airport was not closed but aircrafts were made to circle the airport???
    Get your facts right please!!
    If you can’t land it must be closed???
    Just saying

    • harry turnover June 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Aircraft were circling BUT STILL LANDING…because Aircraft circle that doesn’t mean the Airport is close…aircraft circle ALL THE TIME for many reasons and aircraft were STILL TAKING OFF.
      Obviously the reason here was the emergency generated by the Air Canada jet.
      Learn sense please !! btw what is the reason for putting those question marks ?…just ASKING !!

  3. sunshinecanada June 14, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    you didn’t understand what you read, you should have gone back and read, before you write, now u can read what harry Wrote, thanks harry, keep up,

  4. BoboTheClown June 14, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    This kind of threat seem to now becoming the norm . Usually made by sick minds ,who sometimes feel aggrieved by a form of what they often perceive as unfavorable treatment by Air line personnel or just want to try to create fear . Often in most such cases the indivisuals that makes these kind of threats or cause the alarm ends up banned from flying and gets some jail time to boot.
    These actions are costly and time consuming ,as many different entities are called into action .
    I do hope that the full force of the law be brought to bare on the accuse if found guilty .


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