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Sydney Bound Flight Grounded After Bomb Scare

12 January 2019

He appeared in the Manukau District Court on Thursday charged with breaching the Civil Aviation Act by falsely communicating safety information.

An Auckland Airport spokesperson originally told Newshub the plane was mid-flight and had to make an emergency landing due to the incident.

A 19-year-old Sydney man remains in custody in New Zealand after he reportedly wrote "I have a bomb" into an in-flight messaging app during a flight.

The court heard Fifita was travelling on his own back to Sydney from Tonga, transiting at Auckland.

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His lawyer Jane Northwood acknowledged her client's actions were the "grossly stupid event of the century", but said he was remorseful and distressed about what he had done.

The man made the comment while the plane was stationary and staff on board the aircraft were notified of it by another passenger, leading to the police being called at 8.45pm.

An Australian passenger on the plane said they were told that the plane was being held on the runway in response to a "security incident".

New Zealand website Stuff.co.nz reported that the teen, Meke Fifita, faced imprisonment or a fine but was deported after his father paid a $NZ3000 repatriation sum. Previously, this jackass caused an emergency landing after naming a wifi network "bomb on board", this jabroni got a flight canceled after creating the wifi network "galaxy note 7", and this asshat delayed a flight after naming a wifi network "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork".

Sydney Bound Flight Grounded After Bomb Scare