A foreign passenger was arrested after he made a bomb hoax abroad a Bangkok Airways flight heading from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Koh Samui, causing the flight to be delayed for over five hours.
The PG145 flight was supposed to take off at 2 pm but the passenger in question had quarrel with another foreign passenger and claimed that there was a bomb on board.
His statement prompted the pilot to abroad the take-off while the plane was on the taxiway, Sirote Duangrat, director of the Suvarnabhumi airport, said.
The plane was taxied to an isolate parking for authorities to check all luggage but no bomb was found.
The flight continued to Koh Samui at 7:30 pm.