Sunday, 22 November 2015

Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Turkey diverted at Canadian airport over bomb threat

A Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Turkey was diverted at a Canadian airport amid fears of a bomb early Sunday morning. 

The plane was diverted to Halifax Stanfield International Airport, a Twitter account for the airport said.

The airport (@HfxStanfield) tweeted the plane made a safe landing, and that 256 passengers had been on Flight 2.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia (@RCMPNS) tweeted: 'Plane has landed safely @HfxStanfield. Passengers are disembarking. #RCMP receiving assistance from various agencies.'

RCMP said in tweets that both the plane and luggage were to be searched by police dogs.
@RCMPNS tweeted: 'Investigation into bomb threat is in its early stages. Threat was received at 10:50 p.m. this evening @HfxStanfield.'
The RCMP in Nova Scotia said on its Twitter feed that it would not comment on the details of the bomb threat and was looking to identify the person or persons responsible. 

Later, @HfxStanfield tweeted 'Turkish Airlines passenger transfer to terminal @HfxStanfield going smoothly. 256 passengers and crew on flight. All safe. @RCMPNS on scene.'


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