Canadian military aircraft escort airliner after bomb threat
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The aircraft landed without incident atat around 1340 local time (2040 ). Passengers were initially kept on board the aircraft before being allowed to get off; the plane was moved to a secure section of the airport while police investigated the incident.
Two Canadianfighter jets had taken off from a military base on to intercept the plane after the pilot's alert. A Canadian official said that "As a precaution, fighters escorted the aircraft until it landed safely in ."
According to a police official authorities had taken the threat seriously, even though no dangerous substances had been found on board the plane, and passengers had not been in danger. An unidentified passenger from the flight said that "They told us there was some sort of terrorist problem and the baggage would be held up."
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