Russian flight returns to Athens after bomb threat
Monday, December 22, 2008
Greek authorities told the Airbus A319's flight crew to return the jet to Athens International Airport after the airport was told by an anonymous telephone caller that a bomb was on the flight. The airliner reached an area close to the Turkish border when word was received and the aircraft turned around.
At 12:18 GMT, the aircraft performed a safe landing at Athens, and all 49 passengers were evacuated safely. Local authorities then searched the aircraft, but no bomb was found.
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- "Bomb scare sees Aeroflot plane re-routed over Greece" — , December 22, 2008
- "Greece: Aeroflot plane searched after bomb threat" — , December 22, 2008