Swiss plane makes emergency landing after bomb threat

August 24th, 2008 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS  

Geneva, Aug 24 (Xinhua) A Swiss International Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday after a bomb threat, a media report said.The plane was flying over France when the pilot was informed about the bomb threat. The aircraft was then redirected towards Switzerland.

The plane was on its way from Zurich to Malaga in Spain.

The airbus A321 safely landed at the Geneva airport, the official Swissinfo news website reported.

No one was injured during the landing, an airport spokesman said, Swissinfo reported. The passengers were evacuated from the plane and taken to a waiting room.

Bomb disposal experts conducted a thorough check of the airplane but no explosives were found, the report said.

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