Mom arrested after plane bomb threat

2012-05-31 21:34

Johannesburg - A woman was arrested at her house in Randburg on Thursday for allegedly making a hoax bomb threat, police said.

The 49-year-old woman reportedly made the threat on Wednesday because she did not want her daughter to board a 1Time flight from Johannesburg to George.

She was arrested on Thursday afternoon and was expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Friday, said Captain Dennis Adriao.

"We take such hoax calls seriously," he said.

The Star reported on Thursday that, when the flight landed in George, airline officials searched for the bomb, which resulted in flight delays.

The police bomb squad was also sent in to look for a bomb, but nothing was found, Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Nigel Olifant told the newspaper.

The airline's CEO Blacky Komani told The Star that the call made to the call centre was traced back to the mother.

  • Squeegee - 2012-05-31 21:46

    No suprise there. She needs to get the bill too

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-31 21:47

    Now that was a stupid thing to do or maybe she is just getting gatvol....

  • will.t.reynolds - 2012-05-31 21:48

    Mommy issues ,,,,,,lol ,,,,,shame may be she loves control!!!!

  • mrp721 - 2012-05-31 21:52

    Silly bloody woman, you don't make threats like that in these times with all the terrorism going on, hope she is made an example of & severely punished!!!

  • morapedi.tshwarelo - 2012-05-31 21:53

    lol, this sounds funny

      Squeegee - 2012-05-31 21:57

      Not if you were on the plane and she wasted your time.

  • Michael - 2012-05-31 22:14

    She told the Police that she only did it this one time and will never do it again.

      Nel - 2012-05-31 22:25


      Hadebe - 2012-06-01 07:25

      Sure she wont, they give lenghty sentences for this

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-05-31 22:36

    Desperate Housewives

  • Ken - 2012-05-31 22:36

    The funniest part of this story is the fact that the plane was not stopped or delayed, it was only searced after it landed in George, which then caused flight delays! WTF?

      indianajohn - 2012-05-31 23:31

      How would you go about stopping an aeroplane in mid air? - 2012-06-01 07:38

      other flights had to be halted because of the seriousness of a bomb threat. i believe you know what a bomb is, and what it can do. i think you used cheap logic on this one. i hope i educated you a lil ;)

      Jane - 2012-06-01 08:54

      indianajohn I think what Ken meant was that they should have stopped the plane from taking off from JHB. The article said that she didn’t want her daughter to leave JHB so I am assuming that she made the call before the plane took off. They should have searched it there and made sure there were no real threats. what’s the point of searching a plane once landed. if it did have a bomb on it, it would have been way too late to search it in George. (Unless the mother only made the call once the plane had already taken off)

  • Neli Dee Vilakazi - 2012-05-31 22:54

    poor mom now she's in trouble

  • Ted - 2012-06-01 02:15

    'Hello, I have a bomb of a beauty on that plane. I am the mom'. Perhaps wrong choice of words.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-01 07:06

    What if you get a puncture on a plane and you forgot the jack at home??Cmon.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-06-01 07:20

    She should be charged with all costs lost, as well as made an example of that you only call for bombs if they actually there... Throw the book at this woman...she deserves it for her stupidity.

  • Struan - 2012-06-01 07:27

    Genius using your own phone.

      Thabiso - 2012-06-01 08:57


  • Harold - 2012-06-01 07:33

    Big mommy will be waiting for her.

      Monster Monti - 2012-06-01 08:16

      Maybe the Mom had serious issues

  • nkotze1 - 2012-06-01 08:51

    Shows what a mom will do for there children to keep them safe ... If, it was your child would you not have consider doing the same. This is what they call LOVE ... Only a Mothers LOVE ....

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-01 08:55

      Mental Mom yeah,

      rob.whiteford - 2012-06-01 09:12

      How did she get from Randburg to the airport without her loving mom knowing?

      arne.verhoef - 2012-06-01 09:36

      Thats such a ridiculous statement lady

      konrad.rontgen - 2012-06-01 13:38

      only a stupid mother will do a thing like this

  • Thabiso - 2012-06-01 08:56

    Does anyone know why she didn't want her daughter to board the plane?

  • Proudly - 2012-06-01 09:19

    She is the bomb

  • pages:
  • 1