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Plane from Ukraine grounded in Istanbul after bomb threat

Friday, February 07, 2014 - 00:35

Feb. 7 - Turkey scrambles an F-16 fighter jet to accompany a passenger plane arriving in Istanbul from Ukraine after a bomb threat made by a passenger demanding to go to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Turkey scrambles an F-16 fighter jet to accompany a passenger plane arriving in Istanbul from Ukraine Friday after a bomb threat was made by a passenger demanding to go to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Local media is reporting that the passenger is believed to have drunk alcohol and was calmed down by the crew and the plane landed safely in Istanbul Friday evening. An official from Turkey's transport ministry said there were 110 passengers on board and confirmed that a bomb threat had been made.

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Plane from Ukraine grounded in Istanbul after bomb threat

Friday, February 07, 2014 - 00:35