WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat - British Columbia - CBC NewsA WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria has landed safely in B.C. after a receiving a bomb threat.
James Bogusz with the Victoria Airport Authority says Flight 1709 received the threat around 4:20 p.m. PT. The plane landed at the airport at 5:43 p.m. and all the passengers have disembarked.
He says officials are not treating the bomb scare as a credible threat, but are taking precautions and a bomb-sniffing dog went through the aircraft.
WestJet tweeted the flight had been cleared and the RCMP will proceed with a criminal mischief investigation.
This is the fifth WestJet flight that has received hoax threats in the past week and was forced to divert mid-flight. No explosives were found on any of the aircraft, but on Monday, six passengers were injured during an emergency evacuation of a WestJet flight in Winnipeg.
This is really bizarre... I can't remember anything like this happening before.
Five in a week.
I hope they catch whoever is doing these random acts of douchebaggery.