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Ejected smoker grounds plane with hoax call
January 18, 2015, 8:51 am

Security forces at Kuwait International Airport were mobilized yesterday after receiving a call about a bomb on an Al-Jazeera flight bound to Beirut. Following standard security inspection procedures, security forces discovered the call was a hoax, made by a Kuwaiti in his twenties who had been forced out of the plane for smoking onboard.

Security sources said that after refusing to refrain from smoking, the pilot insisted on removing the passenger, and he made the call in retaliation. The man was arrested and further investigations are in progress.

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