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Emergency landing for UK-bound plane

2011-09-07 17:59

Karachi - Pakistan's state-owned airline says a second flight has received a bomb threat but landed safely in Malaysia.

Pakistan International Airlines earlier said a flight to Manchester from Pakistan made an emergency landing in Turkey after it received a bomb threat over Bulgaria, state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

Authorities quickly evacuated all 378 passengers from the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft after it was parked at a remote corner of the International Ataturk Airport, and bomb squads began searching the plane with sniffer dogs, Anatolia reported.

PIA spokesperson Mashood Tajwar said on Wednesday a second PIA flight from Islamabad to Kuala Lumpur also received a bomb threat.

It landed in Kuala Lumpur and all 176 passengers disembarked safely.

Tajwar did not say how the threat was delivered, but a local television station said it was by e-mail.

Comments
  • Nom-de-guerre - 2011-09-07 19:29

    As far as Pakistan is concerned both Americans and Britons are the victims of propaganda. The Pakistan of the Anglo-American media hardly bears any relation to the Pakistan of reality. For me the Anglo-American media lost its credibility a long time ago and its reporting of issues from other parts of the world is now also of highly questionable veracity.

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