Bomb threat delays flight to Jaffna
[TamilNet, Friday, 03 December 2004, 16:06 GMT]
An aircraft belonging to a private airline which was about to take off with 45
civilian passengers to Palaly in Jaffna district Friday morning at 8.30
a.m. from Ratmalana domestic airport was delayed for about 2 hours due to
an anonymous telephone call that a bomb had been placed inside the craft,
civil aviation sources said.
Bomb disposal squad of the Sri Lanka Air Force rushed to the site and
conducted a search of the aircraft. No
explosives were found inside the craft, aviation sources said.
The aircraft left Ratmalana airport around 10.30 a.m., sources said.