Richmond RCMP YVR Detachment investigating threat aboard flight

SHORTLY before midnight on December 30, frontline officers from the Richmond RCMP YVR Detachment responded to information received from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) operations of a possible threat to an individual aboard Flair Airlines flight #2799 originating from Edmonton.

“An individual on this flight received electronic communications on their mobile device of a possible threat and promptly advised the proper authorities,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang, Communications Officer for the Richmond RCMP.

“Threats or perceived threats, in any form, will be fully investigated. The safety of the flight crew, passengers, and the public will always be of paramount concern for us,” he added

“Officers boarded the flight at gate B29 and cleared the aircraft before passengers and crew were able to disembark. Our investigation is active and ongoing.”