Drunken fliers threaten to bomb Vietnam Airlines

Two Vietnamese drunken passengers have claimed that they placed bombs in a plane, which forced Vietnam Airlines to cancel its Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi flight, local newspaper Youth reported Monday. When the plane with 230 passengers on board was going to take off on Sunday afternoon, two old men in drunken state stood up, saying there were some timer bombs in their hand-luggage and that of several other passengers.

The incident caused the flight coded VN740 to be canceled.

The pair have been detained and the baggage of all passengers and the whole plane have been checked for bombs. The search will last till Monday morning, the newspaper said.