Turkish Airlines flight searched in Istanbul over bomb threat
A Turkish Airlines flight leaving from Istanbul was forced to return to a parking area to be searched following a bomb threat. (Flickr)
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Authorities at Istanbul's Ataturk airport searched a Turkish Airlines plane bound for the central Turkish city of Kayseri after receiving a bomb threat, the Associated Press reported.
Turkish Airlines said flight TK2014, carrying 133 passengers, was preparing for take-off on Monday but returned to a parking area to undergo a search.
"The procedure has ended and it was understood that the warning was false," representatives from the airline later said.
This is the latest incident that has disrupted a Turkish Airlines flight, as the company has been threatened by numerous bomb scares over the last year, reportedly costing the national carrier millions of dollars.
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