Friday 30 September 2016

Suspicious note sparks bomb fears on Aer Lingus flight

Published 12/09/2015 | 13:34

The note was found on a flight from Brussels to Dublin
The note was found on a flight from Brussels to Dublin

An investigation has been opened by Gardaí after a note claiming there was a bomb on an Aer Lingus flight sparked a security alert in Dublin Airport.

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It is understood the note was discovered on an Aer Lingus plane inbound from Brussels to Dublin this morning at 10:35 am.

Gardaí confirmed they were called to the airport after security staff were alerted to be note but said nothing "sinister" had been found following a search.

"The incident is currently being looked at," said a spokesperson.

Dublin Airport confirmed the alert but said that there was no operational changes or delays at the airport.

Adding, all passengers had been removed from the plane when it landed.

In a separate incident, there was a partial evacuation of Terminal One this morning after a fire alarm went off.

A spokesperson for the Dublin Airport said they were investigating why the alarm had been activated.

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