Australia Bound Flight Returned To Singapore Following Bomb Threat

An Australia bound flight has been forced to turn back to Singapore with a fighter jet escort following a bomb threat. 

Scoot budget airline flight TR16 departed from Singapore’s Changi Airport at 4:10PM local time on route to Perth, Australia. 

Approximately 40 minutes into the journey, a man allegedly made a bomb threat. 

Stay up-to-date on the latest news with The National Briefing – keeping you in the loop with the nation’s breaking news as it hits.

The plane is believed to have circled several times near Singapore before heading back to Singapore airport. 

RELATED:   Ex-Cop Relives RSL Dust Up Between Bra Boys And Off-Duty Police

The plane landed at around 6:30PM local time before a number of security personnel boarded the plane. 

Police escorted two people off the plane with a 30-year-old Australian man arrested for criminal intimidation. 

The incident caused one runway to be closed down, impacting incoming flights. 

Subscribe to The Briefing, Australia’s fastest-growing news podcast on Listnr today. The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you. All in under 20 minutes.