Russian passenger jet makes emergency landing in Baku over bomb threat

Russian passenger jet makes emergency landing in Baku over bomb threat
This March 3, 2006 file photo, shows oil derricks in the background beyond the Bibi Heybat Mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. (AP)
Updated 11 March 2019

Russian passenger jet makes emergency landing in Baku over bomb threat

Russian passenger jet makes emergency landing in Baku over bomb threat

BAKU/MOSCOW: A Russian Ural Airlines jet bound for Moscow from Bahrain with 225 people aboard made an emergency landing in Baku, Azerbaijan on Monday because of a suspected bomb on board the plane, Baku airport said.
Flight U6-1116 was en route to Moscow’s Domodedovo airport when the crew “received information about possible restricted items” on board, a spokeswoman for Ural Airlines said.
The crew of the Airbus A-321 plane requested an emergency landing at the nearest airport to have checks carried out and it landed in Baku, she said.
A source at the airport told Reuters nothing suspicious had been found on the plane and that a passenger had been detained.