POLICE have arrested a drunken Brit who forced the evacuation of a plane at Ibiza Airport after claiming there was a bomb on board.
Bomb disposal experts had to search the Newcastle-bound Jet2 flight after the boozy lad said there was a bomb in the aircraft- forcing passengers to evacuate and be delayed for nearly FIVE hours.
The drama happened just after midday on Saturday on a flight heading back to the UK from party-island Ibiza.
Take-off was delayed by nearly five hours, with the plane leaving Ibiza at around 5pm local time instead of 12.40pm because of the mishap.
The Brit was arrested after officers confirmed it was a false alarm.
He is expected to be hauled before a judge on Monday.
No personal details about him, including his name and age, have yet been released.
Police sources confirmed he appeared to be under the effects of alcohol.
In July, a plane was evacuated on the Canary island of Fuerteventura after an 11-year-old boy wrote a note saying there was a bomb on board, signed “the terrorist.”
All 180 passengers on board the Vueling flight were told to clear the plane just minutes before the scheduled take-off time to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.
Passengers were filmed running across the tarmac.
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One man on board told local media they were waiting for the plane to take off when another passenger pulled down his flight tray and found the hand-written note tucked inside.
Jet2 has been contacted for a comment.
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