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Moscow-bound jet lands in Iceland after bomb threat

A passenger jet headed from New York to Moscow made an emergency landing in Iceland's capital on Thursday after receiving a bomb threat, said a spokeswoman for Russian carrier Aeroflot.

world Updated: Aug 16, 2012 13:52 IST
AFP

A passenger jet headed from New York to Moscow made an emergency landing in Iceland's capital on Thursday after receiving a bomb threat, said a spokeswoman for Russian carrier Aeroflot.


"During a flight from New York to Moscow an anonymous call was received about the existence of explosives on board the plane," the Aeroflot spokeswoman, Irina Dannenberg, told AFP.

"The plane has landed safely at the airport of Reykjavik," she said, adding that there were around 200 people aboard the A-330.

Officials were inspecting the baggage and passengers aboard the plane, Dannenberg added.

First Published: Aug 16, 2012 13:47 IST