Turkish Airlines plane makes forced landing in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Reuters PhotoTurkish Airlines has been subjected to yet another hoax bomb call, this time on a plane heading from Oslo to Istanbul.
A Turkish Airlines plane flying on Aug. 13 from Oslo to Istanbul had to make an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, which was its original destination, after a bomb threat.
The airline said the plane made an emergency landing at Atatürk Airport at 5.20 p.m. after a call from an unidentified individual claimed that a bomb was on the plane.
The pilot demanded priority to land the plane, which was searched as soon as it landed in Istanbul. No evidence of explosives was found in the search.
On Aug. 4 another Turkish Airlines plane was searched at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport after a false bomb threat ahead of its flight to the southern province of Gaziantep.
The cabin crew found a note under a seat that read “there is a bomb on the plane” while cleaning the plane before the arrival of the passengers for the flight.
Meanwhile, another THY plane was searched after a false bomb alert on Aug. 1, also at Atatürk Airport.