No Bomb Found On Aeroflot Plane

Published August 17, 2012

No bomb was found on the Aeroflot plane that was forced to make an emergency landing at Keflavík International Airport yesterday morning, although two arrests were made.
As reported, the Aeroflot plane requested permission to land at Keflavík at about 4:30 yesterday morning. According to an airline spokesperson, police authorities in New York alerted the airline that there were five pieces of luggage on board which contained explosive material.
The plane, bound for Moscow, landed in Iceland at 6:30 yesterday morning. All passengers were evacuated, and the plane was cordoned off to a special area reserved for such occasions. Icelandic bomb experts boarded the plane to thoroughly inspect it.
RÚV reports that no bomb was found on the plane. Two passengers were arrested and questioned, but later released. Another Aeroflot plane arrived yesterday evening, and continued passengers on their way to Moscow.



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