A British Airways flight steward has been charged with making a mid-air bomb threat, police said today.
Matthew Davis, 22, was on the Tokyo to London flight with 150 passengers on board when it is alleged he scrawled a message on a toilet door that caused the scare.
Davis was arrested when the Boeing 777 safely touched down at Heathrow Airport on Sunday after its 7,000-mile journey.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said Davis, from Crawley, West Sussex, was charged on Monday with communicating a bomb threat.
He is due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on February 28.
Davis has been suspended from his job by the airline.
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