Turkish flight cleared after Germany bomb scare

Turkish flight cleared after Germany bomb scare
A Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France, on August 9, 2016. (File photo by Reuters)
Updated 14 September 2017

Turkish flight cleared after Germany bomb scare

Turkish flight cleared after Germany bomb scare

BERLIN: German authorities Thursday searched a Turkish Airlines jet with explosives sniffer dogs after Cologne airport received a threatening phone call, but police later gave the all-clear.
The Istanbul-bound flight TK1672 was already taxiing for takeoff on the runway of Cologne-Bonn airport when it was stopped and its 111 passengers bused back to a terminal.
The threatening phone call received around 0815 GMT referred to the flight and was considered sufficiently credible by federal police to launch the security operation.
A sniffer dog then initially responded to a piece of hand luggage, but federal bomb disposal experts at 1140 GMT gave the all-clear.