A 65-year-old man has admitted making a fake bomb threat in the hope of getting a date with a flight attendant.
The Serbian man’s telephone call caused Lufthansa’s flight LH1411 to be evacuated on Thursday before its take-off from Belgrade to Frankfurt.
All 130 passengers and five crew members had to leave the aircraft while it was searched by a special police squad and sniffer dogs.
The man, who has not been named, had met two flight attendants and invited them for dinner, but they refused.
He confessed to the hoax in court on Saturday, saying he had especially liked one of the women and after he failed to track her down at her hotel, he made a desperate bid to keep her in the country.
The police traced his call after he made the threat and he was arrested a day later.
A spokesman for the prosecutor told Serbian media that the prosecution asked for him to be kept in custody pending charges of causing panic and disorder.