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Bomb threat shuts down Albany airport

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 17, 2010

Albany regional airport in the southwest of WA was shut briefly on May 16 after a bomb scare.

WA Police says that a call was made to airport officials at approximately 4:30pm on the Sunday afternoon, warning that a bomb had been placed in the airport building. The terminal was subsequently evacuated and a search for a bomb was mounted, although none was found. During the time the airport was closed, a Skywest flight due in to Albany was forced to return to Perth. The airport later reopened after it was cleared.

WA Police says that it is currently making enquiries into the identity of the caller, and it is continuing its investigations.

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