21 Mar '11, 6am

A Dutchman was jailed 16 months for drunkenly threatening to blow up the SIA plane he was on

A DUTCHMAN was jailed for 16 months on Monday for uttering a bomb threat on board a Singapore Airlines plane and kicking a cabin crew member. Eduard Gerard Jacobus, 37, a dredge operator, pleaded guilty to uttering the words 'terrorist'', 'bomb'', 'blow up the plane'' and threatening to blow up the aircraft on the Perth-bound flight that was taxiing to the runway at Changi Airport last Sep 29. A Community Court heard that Jacobus, a transit passenger, was very drunk when he uttered the bomb threat. He had stood up and was gesticulating. A cabin crew tried to calm him down and get him back in his seat when Jacobus kicked him. The aircraft returned to the departure gate. The rest of the passengers disembarked and were subjected to another round of pre-board screening The plane eventually took off after a four-hour delay.

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