08 Sep '11, 12am

Pakistan airline flight lands safely in Malaysia after receiving bomb threat

Pakistan airline flight lands safely in Malaysia after receiving bomb threat

The Pakistan airline plane that was forced to make an emergency landing because of a bomb threat is seen parked at Kuala Lumpur International airport in Sepang, Malaysia, early Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Two flights operated by Pakistan's state-owned airline received bombs threats on Wednesday, and both landed safely, one in Turkey, the other in Malaysia, officials said. No bombs were found. The first flight was headed for Manchester, England, when it was notified of the threat near the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The crew contacted the control tower in Istanbul to seek permission for the landing, state-run Anatolia news agency reported. Authorities quickly evacuated all 378 passengers from the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft after it parked at a remote corner of the International Ataturk Airport, and bomb squads began searching the plane with...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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