Social media claims of bomb aboard KLM plane at Cairo airport
There have been initial reports emerging via social media that a KLM flight en route to Kenya (origin unknown) is being inspected for possible bomb equipment. These reports have yet to be verified - we're investigating and will add reports as they come in.
UPDATE: KLM report via Twitter that a plane headed for Kenya was grounded in Cairo as an unidentified object was inspected, but that it was a false alarm after all passengers were disembarked safely from the aircraft.
KLM via Twitter: False Alarm
KLM's verified Twitter account announces that the plane was grounded as a precaution and all passengers were disembarked safely.
In addition to Pascal Boeckx tweets apparently showing a plane grounded at Cairo airport, there have been separate claims that the grounded plane is on alert due to a possible bomb threat. As yet, these reports have not been verified and the official reason for the grounded plane has not been given by authorities..
First reports emerge of KLM plane grounded in Cairo
The first report of a KLM plane grounded in Cairo seems to have come via Twitter user Pascal Boeckx earlier today.