Panic attack forces Montenegro flight to return to the airportYesterday morning, Montenegro Airlines flight YM160 departed from Podgorica to Frankfurt just after 11.40 CET only to return to the airport several minutes later. The captain decided to return to Podgorica after a twenty seven year old female passenger tried to enter the cockpit claiming that other passengers had firearms on board. Upon landing, the police arrested three men from the aircraft, one Montenegrin and two Macedonian citizens, on the suspicion of carrying weapons. The passenger that claimed the three had firearms told the police that she heard the three men saying that they had guns and would put the flight at risk. She informed one of the crew members, pushed her away and ran towards the cockpit to warn the pilot.
Following detailed checks, the Montenegrin police concluded that the three accused passengers had no weapons and the flight to Frankfurt resumed at 13.30, together with the three passengers in question. The twenty seven year old who made the claims is from Stuttgart but is of Montenegrin descent. The prosecutor said that no charges would be laid against her. However, the police later found out that she had spent time in Montenegro without reporting her stay in the country. The police will begin court proceedings against her.
Yesterday’s flight was operated by the airline’s Fokker F100.