Teen who reportedly wrote 'I have a bomb' awaiting deportation from NZ

Lloyd Doyle
January 11, 2019

The 19-year-old, who had boarded the Air New Zealand plane travelling from Auckland is accused of breaching the Civil Aviation Act on Wednesday night, according to Auckland Police.

After the detection of the "threatening comment", the plane, which was taxiing to the runway, returned to the gate as police and firefighters swarmed the airport.

He provided information to another person relating to the safety of an aircraft, knowing the information to be false, police said.

The flight from Auckland to Sydney was cancelled following the comments, police say.

He typed "I have a bomb" because "I thought it was funny", the court heard.


"I've never met anyone more distressed or remorseful and overwhelmed", she reportedly said.

A flight bound for Sydney was grounded after a teenager allegedly made a threat by claiming to have a bomb on board the aircraft.

Judge Anna Johns ordered Fifita to pay a reparation sum.

Immigration NZ arranged Fifita's return flight to Australia the very same day.

The total cost of Fifita's actions are estimated to be tens of thousands of dollars.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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