Man bailed after Virgin flight scare

Passengers were evacuated from the flight jumping from windows into the arms of waiting police officers

Man bailed after Virgin flight scare

The man, who was said to be the author of the alarming note, was arrested despite other passengers saying he was calm throughout the flight and went to the toilet only once - when he allegedly left behind the document.

She said: "A man is now assisting police with their enquiries following an incident with a plane at Albury".

Police asked the passengers if anyone had any issues with the man and spoke to the people who had been seated near him.

When the 68-seat turboprop landed, New South Wales State Police surrounded the aircraft and passengers were forced to jump from the plane down to the tarmac, with some reportedly being forced to climb out the windows.

Australian Associated Press quoted a passenger as saying he heard someone shout: "Leave your luggage".

"About 9.30am the aircraft landed and police boarded the plane and immediately evacuated the passengers". Albury commander Superintendent Evan Quarmby said police managed to secure the site within five minutes because of the communication between the crew and authorities.

A NSW Police spokesman praised the efforts of the plane's passengers, the airport staff and the officers first on the scene.

"It wasn't a bomb threat at all".

A police spokesperson said: "It wasn't a bomb threat at all".

The man was released on bail after being charged and will appear in Albury Local Court on July 4.

'All of the occupants of the aeroplane were evacuated safely, very efficiently and should all be congratulated on the assistance they've given to police'.

THIS is the dramatic moment the doors are ripped off a Virgin plane after a mid-air "bomb threat" emergency. "He didn't seem drunk", passenger Wendy Willett told ABC. The Virgin Atlantic was taking the passengers from Sydney to Albury.

"It's normally quiet, it's Albury Airport", she told AAP.

Passengers had to evacuate through emergency exits as the plane approached Albury.

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