On Monday August 24th, authorities at the Merida Airport confirmed that they received a threatening call stating there was an explosive device on an aircraft of Mexican carrier Interjet, specifically on their flight Mexico-Merida.
However, after a search operation conducted by specially trained officers of the Mexican Army, it was determined it was a false alarm. The plane, which returned to the Mexico City, was delayed just a few minutes.
The “bomb threat” circulated on social networks all day long, but fortunately none of the different versions was true.
The false “bomb threat” coincided with the visit of Minister of the Interior (Secretario de Gobernación) Miguel Angel Osorio Chong to the Yucatán. Osorio Chong came to Merida to preside a ceremony for the launch of the annual program known as “September month of the Will” (Septiembre Mes del Testamento); and also to attend the inauguration of the new headquarters of the State Congress of Yucatán.
In Mexico, as in any other part of the world, at the moment there is a threat of an explosive device in an international airport, even if false, a security protocol is activated and gives way to certain procedures, and that was exaclty how the situation was handled today at the “Manuel Crescencio Rejón” Merida International Airport.
more recommended stories
Merida among Travel+Leisure’s top five Mexican destinations to visit
For the second time, Merida is.
Aztecs to take over Germany
The Linden Museum of the German.
“Andares” a play about indigenous people, will be presented in Campeche
Andares, a play that presents the.
Number of tourists in Valladolid increases during the summer holidays
With the start of the summer.
In July, the Yucatan will witness the Sun in Zenith and proximity of Mars
From July 18 to 20 ,.
López Obrador slashes his own salary and increases his popularity among the people of Mexico
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Rewards in exchange for donating plastic containers in Mérida
The modules of the pilot project.
Cozumel police protest mismanagement of funds by senior officers
Municipal police in Cozumel, Quintana Roo,.
Southwest Airlines to expand cargo business to Mexico
According to CNBC News, the avocado on.
Mérida hotels take measures against Influenza
The hotel and commerce sector of.