A live bullet was found under one of the seats of a Korean Air plane as it was preparing to take off from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport on Friday, the plane was returned to the terminal, and 230 people were evacuated, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing airport police.
It is reported that at 8.05 the airport police received a message that one of the passengers on the flight found a bullet in his seat. The plane was scheduled to leave for Manila, Philippines at 7:45 am and was about to take off, but it was returned to the terminal. 218 passengers and 12 crew members were evacuated.
Police officials said an anti-terrorism police unit and a military explosives disposal team searched the cabin of the aircraft.
The police plan to find out how a live bullet got on board the flight. According to the Yonhap agency, the possession of weapons in South Korea is prohibited by law, with the exception of licensed sports and hunting weapons, which must be stored in police stations.