Incident: Austrian A319 enroute on Mar 6th 2014, security alert
An Austrian Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration OE-LDD performing flight OS-354 from Brussels (Belgium) to Vienna (Austria) with 122 passengers, was enroute when Austrian Air Traffic Control received a security alert for the aircraft. The aircraft continued to Vienna for a safe landing on runway 34 and taxied to a remote location, where special forces (Cobra) surrounded the aircraft.
No indication of danger was detected during subsequent search of aircraft and interviews with passengers, however, amongst the passengers there was the current Ukrainian Premierminister Jazenjuk, who returned from political talks in Brussels to Kiev with a planned stop in Vienna to change aircraft onto PS-846 from Vienna to Kiev.
Austrocontrol, air traffic control service provider in Austria, reported German collegues had received a terror alert and forwarded the alert to Austria.
Inofficial information states an anonymous phone call had been received in Brussels indicating that Mr. Jazenjuk was in danger. The information had been forwarded to Germany and Austria.
Mr. Jazenjuk boarded the Ukraine International Airlines Embraer ERJ-190 registration UR-EMB, flight PS-846 to Kiev, and departed Vienna on schedule about 45 minutes after landing.