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KAC, MoI assure safety of passengers is top priority – Disturbance onboard Jordan-bound flight; Death denied in airport brawl

KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways (KAC) underscored yesterday its keenness to ensure the safety of all of its passengers and not slacking in carrying out all security and safety measures in this regard. In a press statement, the company said it had re-inspected the luggage of all passengers on Flight 561 bound for Jordan after a rowdy passenger began screaming in a threatening manner. This caused disturbance among the passengers, requiring security personnel to deal with the offender, said the statement.

In its eagerness for the safety of the passengers and to carry out the normal procedure in such cases, the company “ran a re-inspection check on all passenger luggage while summoning airport security as an extra cautionary measure”, said the statement.

Earlier yesterday, the Interior Ministry stressed in a press statement that security preparedness may entail taking precautionary measures at the airport such as asking passengers to deplane and re-inspect luggage and the aircraft, which is a standard, normal procedure at all airports. It added that these precautionary measures are carried out to ensure the safe takeoff and landing of all planes as well as the safety of all passengers onboard these planes. It emphasized that security personnel at the ministry did not receive any call regarding the existence of a bomb on the Kuwait Airways plane bound for Jordan.

Separately, the ministry’s security media and relations department strongly denied social media reports that a citizen allegedly died as a result of injuries he sustained in a fight at Kuwait International Airport. Security sources said airport security immediately intervened and stopped the fight, and all those involved were referred to Jleeb police station for further investigations. – Agencies

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