Published On: Fri, Jul 3rd, 2015

Bomb threat on flight to Curaçao prompts evacuation

Sint Maarten airportPHILLIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD – Authorities are investigating a bomb threat that was called in on an arriving flight from the Netherlands on its way to Curaçao.

The KLM Flight KL785 landed at the Princess Juliana International Airport and shortly after passengers were escorted off the plane. The whole airport was evacuated.

The all-clear came about a few hours later.

The Sint Maarten Authorities said, "It was a hoax phone threat. Certainly not a very funny one."

The passengers were able to continue after checking in for their trip to Curaçao. The airport is accessible again.

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