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11 March 2019, 23:04

Plane makes emergency landing in Baku after bomb threat

A plane of Ural Airlines, which had to make an emergency landing, has been checked and no bombs have been found, the Embassy of Russia in Azerbaijan reports.

"During the flight U6-1116 from Bahrain to Domodedovo, the crew received information about possible foreign objects onboard the aircraft. The crew requested a landing at the nearest airport in Baku to perform additional security checks. The landing at the Baku airport was completed safely," reports the Ural Airlines press service.

Alarm was raised, and all emergency services of the airport were alerted. "In total, the plane was carrying 225 people, including the crew members. The commander of the crew made a decision to evacuate the passengers from the board," reported the spokesperson of the Baku airport as quoted by the RBC.

The plane landed safely at 1:56 p.m. Moscow time. During the check of the plane, no bomb was found, the RIA "Novosti" reports with reference to the Embassy of Russia in Azerbaijan.

According to the source, the bomb was reported by a passenger who allegedly found a note with information about an explosive device onboard. After the plane had been checked and no dangerous items had been found, the passenger was detained, the "Interfax" reports with reference to its source.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 11, 2019 at 05:07 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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