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TG Aircraft Cleared for Los Angeles Departure After Bomb Hoax

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The Thai Airways aircraft utilized on flight TG794 that landed safely following a bomb hoax at Los Angeles International Airport has been released by U.S. federal authorities for its return flight to Bangkok.

The departure of flight TG795, routed Los Angeles-Bangkok, was delayed by two hours from its originally scheduled time 23:20 to depart at 01:45 (Los Angeles Time) on the morning of 8 September 2010.

The airline said that concerns were raised when a passenger found a bomb threat note scrawled on the mirror in the lavatory and alerted cabin crew who informed the captain. US federal authorities were then informed and took preparatory procedures for such situations.

Flight TG794, utilizing Airbus A340-500, registration number HS-TLC, carrying 171 passengers and 18 crew member, totaling189 persons onboard left Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi) at 19:30 and landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport at 20:51 (Los Angeles time).

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