No Bomb Found on Diverted Turkish Airliner

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According to a Nov. 22, 2015, report from CBC News, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have announced no explosives were found on Turkish Airlines Flight 2. While in route from New York City to Istanbul, the plane was diverted when a bomb threat was received on Nov. 21, at 11:50 p.m. EST.

Approximately one hour later, the airliner safely landed at the Halifax International Airport in Nova Scotia and its occupants, the crew and 256 passengers, disembarked. They waited in the terminal while the RCMP and police dogs searched the plane and baggage.

A tweet sent by the Nova Scotia RCMP said the police are “looking to establish the origin of the threat and identify the person or persons responsible.” However, no further comments have been made.

The Turkish Airlines plane was the second airliner in the last two days to be forced to land in Nova Scotia. Air France Flight 55 was also searched, and no explosives were found by the RCMP.

The report also indicates that Halifax Stanfield International Airport frequently receives diverted planes. In fact, within one year, approximately 20 planes landed at the airport for various reasons, such as medical emergencies, mechanical issues, and bomb threats.

By Cathy Milne

Sources:
CBC News: Turkish Airlines flight diverted to Halifax contained no explosives say RCMP
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