Singapore man fined $4,500 for bomb hoax on Scoot flight to Hat Yai

Hat Yai International Airport in Songkhla

Hat Yai International Airport in Songkhla. Image: SMasters.

Unhappy at being told that he had to check in his carry-on bag, a 41-year-old man on board a Scoot flight joked that he had a bomb in the bag.

This led to the Hat Yai-bound plane being turned back to Singapore, and fighter jets from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) being scrambled to escort it back.

Full story: The Nation

By The Nation

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