12 Feb 2015

Man interviewed over plane bomb threat

11:53 am on 12 February 2015

Police are talking to a man in relation to a bomb threat which was made on a plane between Christchurch and Auckland.

It happened on a JetStar plane this morning.

Police said they had to search the plane when it landed at Auckland Airport after a passenger made what they describe as inappropriate comments.

The flight crew was made aware of the comments and arranged for officers to meet the passenger when the plane landed.

A police spokesperson said while there was no threat to the public, all comments regarding the security of aircraft are taken seriously.