BREAKING: Bomb threat on flight from this US city…

Thankfully, the passengers on this flight can breathe a sigh of relief, but you have to wonder…was it just a rehearsal? From Texas?

NBC reports, A Turkish Airlines flight from Houston to Istanbul was diverted to Ireland Sunday morning after a bomb scare, police and the airline said.

Flight 34 was diverted to Ireland’s Shannon airport after a napkin was found in the toilet with the word “bomb” written on it, the airline said in a statement.

The plane, carrying 209 passengers, was met by emergency services upon landing at 11:02 a.m. local time (6:02 a.m. ET).

U.S. passenger Erez Lieberman Aiden said fliers spent an hour on the plane after the flight landed.
Aiden said he was woken during the middle of the flight and asked to check his luggage for any suspicious objects, but was not told why. After checking passengers’ luggage, flight attendants then ripped the covers off the seats, “as if they were looking for something,” he said.

The Irish Times now reports no explosive device was found on board.

The note was also taken into evidence by Irish police and the handwriting compared with samples taken from passengers.

A spokeswoman for Shannon airport said officials were investigating the “security issue”.

Turkish Airlines has been targeted with a series of hoax bomb warnings over the last year.

Let’s just keep praying they’re only hoaxes. The idea that someone could smuggle a bomb on board a flight originating in the U.S. is disturbing enough.

{Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]


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