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Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing after reported bomb threat

A Turkish Airlines flight from New York to Istanbul diverted and made an emergency landing in Nova Scotia, Canada on early Sunday morning local time after a threat was reportedly made against the aircraft.

Flight TK2, which took off from New York’s John F. Kennedy airport Saturday headed for Ataturk Airport in Istanbul landed at Halifax Stanfield International at 12:53 a.m. AST, according to a tweet from Halifax Airport. Two hundred and fifty-six people were said to be on board.

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On Twitter, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Nova Scotia, confirmed the agency was responding to reports of a bomb threat aboard the plane.

 

Flight Radar
TK2’s diverted flight path.

The RCMP said they would use trained dogs to search for any explosives.

The incident comes only days after two Air France planes were grounded in Salt Lake City and Halifax respectively after anonymous bomb threats were called in. The FBI later told Reuters no evidence had been found that “would lend credibility to the threats.”

Source- Mashable

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