A Wizz Air flight was evacuated last week because of a false bomb threat. That was the second time passengers had to leave a plane of the Hungarian low-cost airline due to a menace that later proved false. Here are the details!

Anonymous call about a bomb

According to airportal.hu, the flight concerned took off in Tel-Aviv, Israel and was due to land in Krakow. The passengers had to leave the Airbus A321neo-type plane on evacuation slides in the Polish city because of a bomb threat they received on Saturday late night.

Authorities searched the plane after the anonymous report about the bomb but found nothing. World Israel News said passengers complained for they had to wait for half an hour in the dark. Afterwards, they were transported to the terminal but received no information about what happened.


This was the second false threat in just one week Wizz Air received

Since the Krakowian airport has only one runway, the facility was closed during the investigation. As a result, several other planes had to land on nearby airfields.

Passengers received their luggage six hours after the landing, at around 3 am. 

As we reported before, another Wizz Air flight made an emergency landing in Budapest because of a bomb threat last Wednesday afternoon. The plane was flying over Lake Balaton when the pilots received information about a possible bomb on board. They immediately turned back to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. The passengers had to leave the plane through the emergency slide. The flight took off in Bari (Italy), and its destination was Krakow.