In the morning on September 1 an unknown person called the Belavia’s office in Milan and said that there was a bomb planted on a plane due to depart from Minsk. The alarm proved false, and the plane left Minsk at 15.17 after a 3-hour delay.
The flight B2−881 was scheduled to leave the Belarusian capital at 11:50 am local time. The check-in had already been declared.
After the alarm message a group of bomb disposal technicians was sent to the airport to examine the plane, passengers had to undergo additional controls.
Specialists finished their work at 14.30. “The aircraft was examined and nothing was found”, the spokesman for Minsk police Alexander Lastouski told the media.
The plane departed for Milan at 15.17 with a three and a half hour delay.