Hoax Email Prompts Closure of Manchester Airport Airfield
A fake bomb scare email led to the closure of the airfield at Manchester Airport, causing disruptions and a security operation.
Emirates Flight Grounded After Threat Email
On Tuesday evening, an Emirates flight from Dubai landed at Manchester Airport and was held on the apron after authorities received a hoax email claiming there was a ‘suspicious package’ on board.
Police and Fire Services Respond to the Threat
Greater Manchester Police officers and several fire engines swiftly responded to the situation. Police were reportedly deployed in large numbers at the airport.
The airfield was temporarily closed while emergency services assessed the situation and conducted security checks.
Airfield Reopens Following Security Checks
Authorities conducted thorough searches and security checks, assuring that no suspicious items were found.
Following these checks, passengers were allowed to disembark safely. As of the latest update, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
Flights Diverted Due to Airfield Closure
During the airfield’s temporary closure, several flights were diverted.
These included flights from Palma, Spain, Paphos, Cyprus, and London Heathrow.
The closure resulted from the security measures taken in response to the fake bomb scare email.
Details Provided by GMP
Greater Manchester Police confirmed the situation, stating that they were alerted to the suspicious email around 7.20 pm.
The email prompted authorities to hold the aircraft for further assessment, with the airfield being closed as a precaution.
Extra officers were deployed to provide assistance to passengers and answer questions.
As the investigation into the hoax email continues, both Manchester Airport and Emirates are expected to provide further details about the incident.