Sunday 24 March 2019

Russian passenger plane makes emergency landing in Baku after bomb threat - RIA

Stock image of aeroplane
Stock image of aeroplane

A Ural Airlines passenger plane carrying 225 people bound for Moscow made an emergency landing in Baku after the cabin crew thought there might be a bomb on board the plane, RIA news agency cited Baku's airport as saying.

The plane was flying to the Russian capital from Bahrain, the airport's press service was quoted as saying.

Flight U6-1116 was en route to Moscow's Domodedovo airport when the crew "received information about possible restricted items" on board, a spokeswoman for Ural Airlines said.

The crew of the Airbus A-321 plane requested an emergency landing at the nearest airport to have checks carried out and it landed in Baku, she said.

A source at the airport told Reuters nothing suspicious had been found on the plane and that a passenger had been detained.

Press Association

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