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Turkish Airliner Safely Lands After On Board Bomb Threat

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posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 08:32 PM
MUNICH, Germany - A Free Bird airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Munich airport, after a Turkish man on board issued a bomb threat shortly after take off. The Airbus A320 with 157 souls on board had just departed from Munich airport bound for Turkey.


AFP - Turkish plane makes emergency landing in Munich after bomb threat
He made his threat to a member of the cabin crew and never entered the plane's cockpit.

The pilot sounded the alarm and headed back to Franz Joseph Strauss airport from whence the plane had taken off at 8:47 pm (1847 GMT).

The plane landed safely back in Munich at 9:30 pm (1930 GMT).

There was no immediate word on the motive for the bomb scare. Preliminary enquiries suggested the perpetrator had not attempted to hijack the plane and have it flown to another destination. Police believe it was an isolated incident and not a terrorist or political act.

Police were interviewing the crew and passengers, most of whom were Turkish, as part of their enquiries.

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When plane landed safely the 28-year-old Turk jumped from an exit door seriously harming himself. Local law-enforcement arrested the man before he was hospitalised. No explosives or weapons were found on the plane or suspect.

other related sources:
Airwise News - Man Detained After Bomb Threat On Plane

[edit on 29-6-2004 by Hoaks]

[edit on 30-6-2004 by John bull 1]

posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 09:03 AM
This kind of "terrorism" makes me smile, after all the bad times...

Reuters - Love-sick Turk forces airliner to land
The man, who was not named, was in Germany on a one-month visa. He told police he had been trying to get back in touch with his estranged wife, who lived in Germany, but that she had refused.

On the plane home, he had decided he could not face his parents and tell them about the separation, according to Dieter Hillebrand, president of the Upper Bavaria police division.

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[edit on 30-6-2004 by Hoaks]


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