Airport workers panic after mistaking kids ‘booba’ doll for bomb


Dolls (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A flight from Cyprus to Israel, was delayed after airport workers found a kids doll and mistook it for a bomb, according to police.

Police in Larnaca, said that the incident unfolded on an Aegean Airlines flight bound for Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

An aircraft cleaner stumbled upon a box that had the word “booba” written on it. Booba is Hebrew for doll, but the worker thought it said bomb.

The worker called police to report the possible bomb, and the flight was delayed. Police boarded the plane and inspected the suspicious object, which turned out to be a kids doll.

Police also scanned the plane for explosive, but they found nothing. The alarm was canceled and the flight took off for Tel Aviv.