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by Dave Gradijan

Bomb Threat Diverts Plane to Scotland

Apr 12, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

A jetliner was diverted to a Scotland airport on Wednesday—escorted by two Royal Air Force jets—after the cabin crew was given a note claiming a bomb was on board, the Associated Press reports on Yahoo News.

The plane, a Boeing 737, was headed from Paris to Dublin but was instead diverted to Prestwick Airport about 30 miles outside of Glasgow, where it landed safely and 172 passengers got off, according to the AP.

Passengers were questioned by police, and the plane was searched, but it isn’t yet known if explosives were found or any suspects were arrested, the AP reports.

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