DUBAI // Jordan’s national carrier diverted a flight and searched the plane during an unscheduled stop after a passenger told the cabin crew that a suspicious object was on board.
Royal Jordanian said the Airbus 320 with 124 passengers was on its way from Dubai to Amman on Thursday when the pilot received word of the passenger’s claim.
The pilot diverted the flight to the nearest airport in Doha.
The airline said nothing suspicious was found during a search of the plane. It said the passenger who made the claim would be questioned by the authorities and that the plane is resuming its trip.
On Twitter it said: “Royal Jordanian flight RJ611 on route from Dubai to Amman was diverted to Doha earlier today after a passenger falsely reported a suspicious item onboard. After a thorough search the flight was cleared to continue its journey to Amman”.