- Families had to wait for hours without food or heating at Bergerac airport
Ryanair passengers had to take shelter in a shed after a bomb threat at a French airport caused travel chaos.
Families preparing to board a Ryanair flight from Bergerac to London Stansted were ushered into cold and damp agricultural buildings loaded with tractors and equipment.
It is understood that the departure had already been postponed due to a technical problem with the plane when the bomb threat occurred.
A Ryanair source blamed it on a ‘hoax security threat’ and confirmed that ‘passengers were temporarily transferred to a nearby facility while the airport was assessed’.
Concerned grandmother Jackie Walker said her young grandson was forced to wait in the shed for hours without food or heat.
Ryanair passengers scheduled to fly from Bergerac in France to Stansted were herded into a shed full of tractors after the airport was closed due to a bomb threat
It is understood the flight was already delayed due to a technical fault with the aircraft when the airport was evacuated
Another passenger reported to X that they had to wait in the fire department hangar at the airport
Passengers had to sit in cold and damp agricultural buildings as they waited for the arrival of a bomb squad from Bordeaux
The Ryanair flight finally took off this afternoon at 5.15pm, almost eight hours after its scheduled 9.25am departure (stock photo)
She added: ‘They are all very wet and cold.
‘As a grandparent, I am extremely concerned about the well-being of my grandsons.
“He has a lot of serious medical problems and he hasn’t been helped at all.”
Another passenger, Joanna Leggett, took to hanger waiting for the bomb squad to arrive. arrived from Bordeaux, plane broken, we were supposed to leave this morning at 9.26 am.’
Another passenger added: ‘Ryanair pretty much told us to go ourselves and find our way home and close Bergerac airport
A concerned grandparent said her grandson was left waiting in the shed for hours without food or heat
The flight was supposed to depart at 9:25 am, but the plane did not take off until 5:15 pm, eight hours later than planned.
A Ryanair spokesperson said: ‘Due to a false security threat at Bergerac Airport (October 26), passengers were temporarily transferred to a nearby facility while the airport was assessed.’
In a statement posted on social media this afternoon, Bergerac Airport Dordogne Périgord said: ‘Please do not attempt to enter the airport. You will be kept informed of any developments through these channels.’
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