Turkish Airlines plane diverted to Canada after bomb threat: police
A Turkish Airlines plane flying from New York to Istanbul was diverted to Canada on Sunday because of a bomb threat, police said.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said the plane, with 256 passengers and crew, landed safely at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
“RCMP is looking to establish the origin of the threat and identify the person or persons responsible,” it said on Twitter.
Officials said they would provide no details on the bomb threat.
“This will form part of the investigation,” the RCMP’s Nova Scotia branch said.
Authorities received the bomb threat late Saturday at 22:50 (0250 GMT) after the plane had departed New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The aircraft landed in Halifax shortly before 0100 (0500 GMT).