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Plane makes emergency landing at Prague airport over bomb threat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Prague, Dec 31: A plane flying from Spain to Warsaw made an emergency landing over a bomb threat at the old Prague-Ruzyne airport in Prague on Friday, Czech Television (CT) reported. A pilot reported that a man threatening with a bomb was on board the aircraft, which arose during the pilot’s communication with air controllers during the flight, Xinhua news agency reported. It was a Boeing 737 flying from the Cary Islands to Warsaw, with about 160 people on board, the report said. They were all evacuated.

Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec arrived at the airport after the bomb threat. Chovanec said the man, a Pole, threatened with a detoting system and has been detained by police. But he did not specify whether the detained man really had the bomb. (IANS)

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