Gatwick Airport: Late passenger fakes ‘ridiculous’ BOMB call to police to delay his plane


Gatwick Airport: Man falses BOMB call to police to delay his Norwegian flight (Image: Sussex The cops/PA/Getty Images)

A man who was late for his flight from Gatwick Airport attempted to stoppage the plane by faking a bomb scare.

Jacob Meir Abdellak, 47, rang up the the cops to report the threat of a bomb just eight minutes before his Norwegian soaring to Los Angles, US was due to depart on 11 May.

As a result of his actions, a full re-screening was ask for, delaying take off by 90 minutes.

However, while Abdellak was victorious in his ploy to delay the plane, he still wasn’t allowed to board the aircraft.

He was unceasing late for his flight and thought it would be a good idea to call in a cozen bomb, however this turned out to be the worst decision he could be suffering with made

Gatwick Police Chief Inspector Marc Clothier

Airline pikestaff denied his entry and told him he would need to return on another day to rearrange his shove off, whereupon he became abusive towards the workers.

Abdellak was later hunt down down when the telephone number used to make the call was interdependence coupled to the same number of his Norwegian booking.

The man tried to board another exit to the USA on 22 May — and was arrested at Gatwick airport.

He was charged with communicating phony information regarding a noxious substance likely to create serious jeopardy to human health.

However, he denied the offence throughout, revealed a utterance from Sussex Police.

Abdellak, a French national, admitted the blower number was his, but claimed he had lost the SIM card a few days earlier and therefore the claim b pick up could not have been made by him.

Gatwick Airport: A full re-screening was insisted, delaying take off by 90 minutes (Image: Getty Images)

He was sentenced to 10 months’ incarceration and required to pay a £140 victim surcharge.

Gatwick Police Chief Inspector Marc Clothier estimated: “This was a quite ridiculous decision made by Abdellak, who fabricated an bloody serious allegation purely for his own benefit. 

“He was running late for his flight and trace it would be a good idea to call in a hoax bomb, however, this turned out to be the misbehave decision he could have made.

“His actions caused the flight to be put on ice, and also caused a level of fear and distress among a number of shillelagh and passengers on board that flight.

“The consequences of making allegations to bombs, guns or similar at densely populated locations such as airports are fortunately documented, and Abdellak’s sentence serves as a warning to others that this combine of behaviour will not be tolerated and offenders will be dealt with robustly.”

Gatwick Airport: Jacob Meir Abdellak was arrested by the coppers next time he tried to board a plane (Image: Getty Images)

A Norwegian spokesperson squeaked “We treat all security threats very seriously and we work with the police and authorizations to ensure the safety and security of our customers, crew and aircraft at all times.”

A video has recently proceeded of a near accident between a plane and a van at US airport, Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri.

The footage captured the minute the jetliner narrowly avoided crashing into the van as the vehicle drove across the runway. 

Watch footage from the US airport shows the black van motoring across just as the flat roared up the asphalt.

The vehicles miss each other by a matter of seconds, with the jetliner better off the ground metres from where the van just passed.

The driver, Jim Brown, has since savoured that the reason he took the extreme route across the airport was because he was up to the minute for an airport employee barbecue. No one was harmed in the incident.

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