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    Nov 23, 2015

    SIA plane held up at Changi after bomb threat

    PASSENGERS in a Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane had to wait a few hours to disembark at Changi Airport yesterday due to a bomb threat.

    Flight SQ001 had arrived in Singapore from San Francisco, via Hong Kong, at around noon yesterday at Terminal 3.

    However, The Straits Times understands that the plane was moved to a relatively secluded part of the airport and that passengers were not allowed to disembark until around 2pm. Baggage was delayed for additional security screening.

    The airline acknowledged the disruption in a statement yesterday evening. It said: "Singapore Airlines confirms that there was a bomb threat concerning SQ001, (on) Nov 22, which was referred to the authorities.

    "We regret that we are unable to provide details as it concerns security."

    The police said in a statement that nothing suspicious was found on the plane or its passengers after security checks were carried out.