Bomb threat to Singapore Airlines flight from San Francisco

Singapore Airlines received a bomb threat against its San Francisco flight on Sunday

Earlier, Singapore Airlines said there was a bomb threat to Flight SQ001, which originated from San Francisco and arrived at Changi Airport in the afternoon.

Passengers had to wait a little longer to leave a plane and get their luggage after a bomb threat on a passenger flight from the United States to Singapore, local press reported on Sunday. Police vehicles were seen on the tarmac, according to The Straits Times.

In a press statement this evening, the Singapore Police Force confirmed that it conducted security checks and "nothing suspicious was found on the plane or its passengers".

SIA said the matter has been referred to the authorities with no details to be provided "as it concerns security".

Mr. Hoe also told Channel NewsAsia that the airport staff were helpful and had assisted the affected passengers, providing them with bottled water and snacks.

Baggage was delayed for additional security screening, with the first bags arriving in the claim area more than three hours after the plane had landed. "It's 2.43pm now", was the tweet.

Singapore hosts the offices and production facilities of thousands of multinational corporations and is Southeast Asia's main aviation hub.

Yesterday, a Turkish Airlines flight travelling from NY to Istanbul was diverted to Halifax in Canada after a similar threat was made against it.