Man Makes Bomb Threat On A Plane After Being Refused A Beer

Carol Nisar
A Ryanair passenger in Spain was arrested after making a fake bomb threat during the plane’s descent on a flight from Tenerife to Santiago.


According to the local paper, El Correo Gallego, a flight attendant refused to serve the passenger a beer, which angered him to the point of falsely proclaiming that he was going to detonate a bomb during the flight.

Fellow passengers reportedly heard the middle-aged man say, "I am going to set off a bomb because they didn't give me a beer."

Towards the end of the flight, he jumped out of his seat and ran down the aisle, shouting, “There’s a bomb! It’s going to explode!”

After the plane landed in Santiago, all the passengers were required to remain seated while a police squad and firefighters arrived to inspect the culprit’s luggage for explosives. They found nothing suspicious.

The man was then promptly arrested by the Spanish Civil Guard for making the false claim. The other passengers from the flight were noticeably upset and emotional from the disturbance.

After the incident, Ryanair issued a statement saying that the passenger’s behavior was not permissible. "We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behavior at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police."


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