NIZHNY NOVGOROD, March 27 (Itar-Tass) — A security check of an airliner from Moscow that had a bomb on board, according to a passenger, has been completed at Nizhny Novgorod airport.
“The airliner’s examination is completed, the aircraft with 23 passengers on board has departed for Moscow,” press secretary of the International Airport of Nizhny Novgorod Olga Ladeishchikova told Itar-Tass.
The plane of the J7 air carrier on board of which there was allegedly a bomb, arrived at Nizhny Novgorod airport on Monday at 20:38, Moscow time from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport with 90 passengers and six crewmembers.
“When the passengers were getting out of the plane, one of the flight attendants heard one of the passengers allegedly say “fire in the hole.” “The information varies, but the conversation was about the possibility of an explosion,” the press secretary specified.
According to the instructions, the flight attendant called the relevant emergencies services, and fire fighting brigades, vehicles of the regional centre of disaster medicine, sappers urgently arrived at the airport. Specialists with a sniffer dog arrived the last and boarded the plane at 23:00 MSK and began to check all of its compartments for the presence of an explosive device, however, found none.