Russian airports continue to receive reports of bomb threats. This time, the security services were unaware of “bombs planted” in the airport of Surgut airport for four whole days.
On the morning of May 10th, employees of Surgut airport were met with unpleasant news – their terminal had been “mined” for four days. During this time, it managed to send off around a hundred passenger planes.
The message about bombs planted in the airport’s buildings was sent to the documentation department’s email for some reason on the morning of May 6th. It was only read after the May holidays when incoming mail was checked on Wednesday morning.
Therefore, the alert due to the threat at Surgut’s airport was only announced four days later. The competent authorities and services were notified, security was increased at entrances and screening points, and the premises and airport area were inspected on May 10th instead of May 6th.
Passenger evacuations were avoided. No explosive devices were found – the four-day-old bomb threat turned out to be false.
For two days, the security services were unaware that Penza airport had been “mined”. The airport missed the threat message because it doesn’t check its email on weekends.