ALL PASSENGERS SAFE AFTER AIRLINER BOMB HOAX – KUWAITI DIPLOMAT

DUBAI, May 4 — Kuwait’s Consul General in Dubai and UAE northern emirates Thyab Farahat Al-Rashidi said all passengers, including the Kuwaitis, were safe and sound after a false bomb threat forced an Air Arabia airliner to land at a UAE airbase Sunday night.

“The security services of the sisterly UAE activated the necessary precautionary measures at Al-Minhad Airbase, some 24 km. to the south of Dubai, to ensure the safety of all passengers,” Al-Rashidi told KUNA.

“The passengers were sent back to Sharjah airport,” he said, adding that the Kuwaiti consulate follows up the arrangements for rescheduling a flight for the Kuwaiti nationals

SOURCE: KUNA