Bomb scare at Lanseria Airport

2012-06-23 17:27

 Cape Town - A bomb scare at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg has led to terminal buildings being evacuated.

Airport users began tweeting about the alleged incident saying that they had been moved to the “fire and rescue shed”.

Another tweeted that incoming flights are “waiting on the runway”.

A MyNews24 user said that he was on a flight which came from Durban when the pilot announced that an “unattended bag was found” and officials are not treating as a “bomb threat”.

Police could not confirm to News24 whether there was an incident.

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  • vessela.hobson - 2012-06-23 17:36

    big woop, unattended bag, omg bomb!

      cheval.govender - 2012-06-23 18:28

      \big woop\ ?? Haha wow

      gavin.dandridge - 2012-06-23 19:45

      would you rather they just ignore it? unfortunately this world is full of crazy people who wouldn't think twice about leaving a bomb in a crowded place. well done for alertness of Lanseria staff.

  • Bulls - 2012-06-23 17:49

    Better be cautious than sorry.Their reaction is world class.

      vessela.hobson - 2012-06-23 17:54

      better safe than sorry absolutely, but if it wasn't in fact a bomb, is it front page news? probably just someone's bag

  • Shantal - 2012-06-23 18:19

    Yet again a scrappy article from New24........btw for the writer of the article, Lanseria is in JHB and not Cape Town.

      Lulama Ndukwana - 2012-06-23 18:56

      Where in the article does it say Lanseria is in Cape Town? The Cape Town in the beginning of the article refers to the fact the article is written in Cape Town where News24 is based.

      simonebc23 - 2012-06-23 19:57

      Please refer to THE FIRST LINE in the article where it says and i quote "at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg"

  • mantsho.tlali - 2012-06-23 18:48

    We already have too much proplems, l just hope it was nothing.

  • johan.steyn.714 - 2012-06-23 18:49

    It was Achmed, the dead terrorist. He kill you till you dead. And thats worse.

  • mlondolozi.matshini - 2012-06-23 19:12

    ah! excuse me, where on earth is is lanseria

      vessela.hobson - 2012-06-23 19:18


  • simonebc23 - 2012-06-23 19:55

    Just home from Lanseria Airport. No bomb- False alarm but rather safe than sorry.Must commend Lanseria airport security and management for keeping the crowd updated and calm.

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