TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - A potential security issue developed as Porter Flight 387 was preparing for departure from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport at approximately 12 p.m., to Chicago-Midway Airport. Thirty passengers and four crewmembers were onboard the 70-seat aircraft.
A flight attendant overheard a passenger use the words "pipe bomb" during pre-flight checks. Standard procedures were then implemented by Porter, including notifying police and disembarking passengers.
We are pleased to report that the police investigation has determined there was no actual safety concern. A single passenger was questioned by police, arrested and removed from the airport.
Porter's crew and other staff handled the situation professionally and appropriately. We commend them for their actions.
All other Porter flights continued operating normally.
Further details about the investigation can be directed to Toronto Police.
SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc.
For further information: For further information: Media contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines, (416) 619-8593