Local August 24, 2023 | 9:42 am

Bomb threat triggers alarms at Puerto Plata airport and delays flight

Puerto Plata, DR.- A bomb threat prompted the activation of the security system at Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón International Airport on Thursday.

The terminal’s director, Carlos Rodoli, stated that despite hours of thorough searching, security agencies were unable to locate any suspected explosive device.

According to Rodoli, the warning was transmitted via a text message to a female passenger who was set to board JetBlue flight 1728 destined for the United States in the early hours of the day, with a scheduled departure time of 3:07 a.m.

At the time of the threat, passengers were already aboard the aircraft and had to be evacuated. Following comprehensive security checks that determined no viable threat, the flight was rescheduled for a 1:30 p.m. departure.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Specialized Corps for Airport Security and Civil Aviation (CESAC).

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Paul Tierney
August 24, 2023 10:30 am

What is the truth of the story? It said the “passengers were already aboard the aircraft” and yet “a text message to a female passenger who was set to board’, Was the message sent as a grudge against the woman or was she used by the perpetrator as an innocent proxy to manifest a resentment of the airline?

August 24, 2023 11:25 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

The authorities should check to see if any passengers didn’t check in for that Jet Blue flight prior to the text. Also it would be easy to search with the cell companies as to the number / registration info of the sender.

Last edited 9 months ago by Jason