Panicked passengers slide down plane's wing after bomb scare

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Terror
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This is the moment terrified plane passengers tumbled from the wing of their aircraft after breaking an emergency window to escape amid an on board bomb scare in Indonesia.

At least ten people were injured - most with broken bones and head wounds - amid chaos as the plane was preparing to take off from Supadio airport in Pontianak city West Kalimantan.

Footage shows dozens standing on the right wing as panic broke out on the Lion Air Boeing 737, which was due to carry 189 passengers to Jakarta on Monday night.

Passengers had overheard a 26-year-old man, Frantinus Nirigi, telling a flight attendant there was a bomb on the flight, said West Kalimantan police spokesman Nanang Purnomo. An eventual inspection of the plane found no explosives.

After Nirigi made the bomb claim, another passenger broke open the emergency exits, enabling panicked passengers to flee the aircraft, Purnomo said. That passenger and Nirigi were both arrested.

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