Airline Hoaxes No Joke: From Bomb Threats to Malicious Tweets

airplane hoax bomb threat security
airplane hoax bomb threat security

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In the latest malicious hoax involving aircraft, last week AirAsia, a Malaysian air carrier, took to tweeting to quash rumors one of its planes had been involved in a deadly crash. False claims including bomb threats by mothers angry with their daughter's choice of fiance, or passengers high on Ambien are no laughing matter – officials tell AOL Travel these hoaxes impact thousands of people and cost airlines millions of dollars.