Hoax bomb alert on Olympic airline carrier delays departure from Cairo
CAIRO, July 18 (KUNA) -- A hoax bomb alert on an Olympic airlines carrier
headed to Athens Sunday resulted in delaying its departure from Cairo airport
for more than three hours during which the plane, passengers and luggage were
Security director at Cairo airport told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that
"airport security received a phone call in which an anonymous person claimed
there was a bomb on the Olympic airlines carrier five minutes before it was
scheduled to take off."
He noted that the plane's captain was notified and the plane was towed far
away from the airport passenger halls, following which the plane and its 96
passengers were searched. No bomb was found.
This is the second hoax call this week, the first being for a Sudanese