Airdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2952 times:
Plane was an Alitalia Express ATR-72, flight AZ1128 from Ancona Falconara (AOI) to Rome FCO.
Apparently the Carabinieri received an anonymous call warning about a bomb on board the plane, and a suspicious-looking packet was found hidden under a seat; it was disguised as a life jacket. Passengers had not boarded yet, so the packet was taken to a remote zone of the airport and made explode. The bigger-than-expected deflagration confirmed that it contained explosives.
Right now the aircraft is stuck at Ancona at disposal of the local authority.