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Turkish Airline Pilot Forced To Emergency Land In Sudan After Bomb Scare

Turkish Airline Pilot Forced To Emergency Land In Sudan After Bomb Scare

| On 01, Dec 2017

A commercial plane of Turkish Airline was forced to an emergency landing in Sudan after one passenger claimed a bomb scare.

The airline’s Boeing 738, which was travelling from Cairo, Egypt to Nairobi, Kenya, and carrying 107 passengers was forced to land in Khartoum, Sudan around 7:30 am following the bomb scare.

“urkish Airlines flight 606 made an emergency landing after a passenger on board said he received an email saying there’s a bomb on board,” said Sudanese aviation spokesperson Abdul Hafiz Abdul Rahim.

Rahim said all the passengers were brought into safety. Officials immediately conducted a thorough inspection of the plane.

“The plane is now in an isolated area of the airport. Security officials searched the plane and passengers’ luggage but didn’t find anything suspicious,” Rahim added.

A Brit national was the passenger who claimed the bomb. He said he received a bomb threat through his email. He is now being investigated with the presence of the representative from the UK embassy in Khartoum.

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