Plane lands safely in Istanbul after bomb threat: Turkish Airlines

Security watch as travelers return to their Turkish Airlines plane after it was forced to land in Morocco in March 30, 2015 photo. (Reuters)

A Turkish Airlines plane landed safely in Istanbul after being recalled due to a bomb threat while bound for Basel, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a series of such incidents that have forced the carrier to divert or recall flights.

The private Dogan news agency said bomb disposal experts had begun searching the plane, a Boeing 738, in which a note had been found which said “there is a bomb.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44