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Airplane of Turkish Airlines returns to Istanbul due to terrorist attack threat

All the passengers of the airplane have been evacuated

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April1, By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: The airplane of Turkish Airlines, flying on Istanbul-Lisbon route, has returned to the departure airport due the explosion threat on its board, Milliyet newspaper reported on Apr.1.

Reportedly, information was received about an explosive device on board.

All the passengers of the airplane have been evacuated and the bomb squad is searching the explosive device on the board of the airliner. It should be noted that Turkish Airlines has faced several such emergency situations in recent days.

Turkish Airlines passenger plane flying from Istanbul to Sao Paulo made an emergency landing in Casablanca over a possible bomb threat on March 30.

After the plane took off from Istanbul, ground service informed the pilots that the airport received an anonymous call about a planted bomb on board of the aircraft.

Therefore, the pilots decided to land in the Casablanca airport. No other details of the incident were reported. Moreover, the company’s plane flying from Istanbul to Tokyo had to urgently cut its flight short on March 29 due to the information about an explosive device in the cargo compartment of the aircraft. However, no explosive device was found after the inspection.

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