HALIFAX – A bomb threat that targeted a WestJet flight en route from Halifax to Edmonton was received by a small Ontario airport.
Blake Evans, the manager of Kincardine Municipal Airport, said the airport received the call shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday.
“Essentially, he said that there was a bomb on board the WestJet flight and gave us the flight number,” he said.
WestJet flight 391 was ultimately diverted to Saskatoon. No explosive devices were found on board.
Evans said the call lasted a little more than four minutes and there was no caller ID listed.
“He simply stated that there was a bomb aboard the flight. I had had some experience with calls of a mildly somewhat similar nature but nothing like this one previously.”
Evans passed the information along to Transport Canada and the Ontario Provincial Police.
However, he can’t explain why the caller phoned that particular airport.
“We have all dialed a wrong number. Whether that might be a possibility in this case, I simply do not know,” he said.
No arrests have been made.