Scoot flight returns to Singapore after alleged bomb threat; man arrested

Daniel Fowler
April 6, 2018

Flight TR634 carrying 173 passengers and six crew and operated by the Singapore-based low-priced airline Scoot landed safely at Changi Airport about two hours after departing on a flight to Hat Yai, Thailand.

A Scoot Boeing 787 Dreamliner is displayed at the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Center February 16, 2016.

Bismarck police are investigating another bomb threat reported early Thursday morning at Legacy High School, the fifth threat called into the school in the past two weeks.

Scoot is a Singapore Airlines budget carrier.

Flight TR634 was escorted safely back to Changi Airport by Singapore's air force.

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Checks are now being carried out on the plane. He was travelling with two others.

In a Facebook post, Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that two of RSAF's F-15SGs scrambled and took off within minutes when the pilot of a Scoot plane declared a bomb threat.

Earlier, the police had confirmed the alleged bomb threat in a separate Facebook post, and added that its officers are now "conducting checks".

Police said preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect had told a cabin crew that he had a bomb in his hand-carry baggage.

The flight was heading to Hat Yai in southern Thailand and left at 1.20pm local time.

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