Published on : Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Prior to the take off on the Easyjet flight from Vienna to London on Saturday, the lady alerted staff to her suspicions following which the plane was delayed by three hours. All the passengers were taken off the plane and further necessary security measures were undertaken.
The flight departed without the man or the woman, who stayed in Austria to face further questioning.
The man was later released without any charges and allowed to continue his journey as there was nothing suspicious found as said by Austrian interior ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck. To this, he also continued that the only thing outstanding is a detailed analysis of the passenger’s mobile phone.
Easyjet has apologised for the delay but maintained that safety is the company’s first priority.
Following the Brussels attacks last week, travelling in Europe has become particularly tense and unquestionably, the security has been increased throughout the continent. The bombings which killed 31 people and injured scores more is considered one of the blackest days in modern human history. Unfortunately, it is not the first time Muslims or people of Middle Eastern appearance have faced troubles while flying proving the tacit intimidation amongst others.