Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb threat
13 April 2015, 09:15
Berlin - A Germanwings plane headed for
Milan was evacuated at Cologne-Bonn airport on Sunday after a bomb threat
against the flight was received, the airline said.
The threat against flight 826 to Milan's
Malpensa airport was received on Sunday evening. The tower in Cologne alerted
the pilot of the Airbus A320, which was taxiing toward the runway at the time,
The pilot took the plane to a position at
the airport that is foreseen for such cases, where the passengers and crew left
Federal police said sniffer dogs found no
sign of explosives, news agency dpa reported. The threat was emailed to the
airport 15 minutes before the plane's scheduled departure, prompting police to
set the necessary measures in motion.
Germanwings planned to fly the passengers
to Milan on another plane.