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The man was restrained by five crew members and a 'large' passenger

A passenger on board a British Airways flight from London to Dubai shouted that he had a bomb and told everyone they were going to die it has been claimed.

The threat occurred five hours into the international flight, according to a radio DJ whose daughter was on the flight.

Former Virgin Radio DJ Steve Penk tweeted that his daughter, Natalie, told him the man began screaming that ‘everyone was going to die’. According to Mr Penk it took five crew members from BA105 and a ‘large passenger’ to restrain him. 

The man reportedly making the threats was then handcuffed to a seat and covered in a blanket.

A British Airways spokesperson told the Independent that the matter has now been passed onto Dubai police and that the aircraft landed normally.

She said: “Our customers and crews deserve to enjoy their flights, and not to suffer any form of abuse. This sort of behaviour will absolutely not be tolerated, and the appropriate action will always be taken.​”

The Independent has asked Dubai police for comment.