A man was arrested in Serbia last week after calling through a fake bomb threat in the hopes that a cancelled flight would land him a date with a flight attendant that he fancied.

The unnamed 65-year-old made a call to Lufthansa on Thursday last week, which led to the evacuation of Flight LH1411 moments before it was scheduled to leave Belgrade for Frankfurt.

According to Sky News, all 130 passengers and 5 crew members were safely removed from the aircraft and a police squad was sent in to investigate and clear it of any harm.


Two days later, the man appeared in a Serbian court where he confessed to the hoax, saying that he had met two flight attendants and invited them to dinner, but they refused.

He continued, explaining that he was especially fond of one of them and after he wasn’t able to find her in the hotel, he made the call to keep her in the country.

Police were able to trace the call he placed to Lufthansa and arrest him.

He’s currently in custody and facing charges of causing panic and disorder.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time a fake bomb threat was used in the name of love because in 2016 a man is believed to have hijacked an EgyptAir plane with a fake explosives belt in order to see his estranged wife.