Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bomb Scare
There was terror in the sky Monday when a Turkish Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Casablanca, Morocco, due to a bomb threat.
According to NBCNews.com, Turkish Airlines Flight TK15 en route from Istanbul to Sao Paulo, Brazil, was diverted to Casablanca due to the discovery of a note saying “Bomb” in the plane’s restroom toilet.
Local reporter Erdem Arda Gunes shared Istanbul Airlines official press reaction via Twitter:
The Boeing 777 and its 256 passengers landed in Casablanca at 12.30 p.m. local time, according to a report from RT.com. Upon arrival, local authorities discovered no explosives during their extensive search of the plane and its passengers.
AirLive.net shared photos of the emergency landing and subsequent search on Twitter:
Turkish Airlines spokesman Ali Genc told NBCNews.com that “passengers were expected to re-board the aircraft and continue on their journey to Sao Paulo the same day.” Moroccan aviation authorities are also reporting that Casablanca Airport was fully operation once again soon after the emergency landing.
This is the second time in the last week that similar incidents have taken place. According to RT.com, Turkish Airlines flight TK-52 from Istanbul to Tokyo, Japan, was forced to turn around Saturday after a message was also found in the toilet, this time saying “C4 cargo.”
It is unclear if there is any connection between the two scary incidents.
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