MIAA checks US-bound plane after 'bomb threat'
MANILA – Authorities inspected a US-bound aircraft at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after it received a bomb threat on Saturday morning, DZMM reported.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) alerted security personnel of the NAIA Terminal 1 after receiving a call from a prankster at 3 a.m.
According to MIAA General Manager Jose Honrado, the caller said a bomb was placed inside the Delta Airlines flight 172.
Honrado said as part of the standard operating procedure, they immediately conducted an inspection on the plane since they cannot just dismiss bomb threat calls as merely a joke.
However, no bomb was found on the plane bound for the US via Narita, Japan.
The aircraft was still able to leave as scheduled. Report from Johnson Manabat, DZMM