Emergency landing for UK-bound plane
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.