Plane evacuated at German airport after phone tip

AP News
Posted: Jul 05, 2016 12:30 PM

BERLIN (AP) — Police evacuated a plane bound for Turkey at the Kassel airport in central Germany on Tuesday after an anonymous caller told authorities that a potentially dangerous piece of luggage was on board.

The caller informed airport officials Tuesday afternoon that there was a suitcase on board "which could pose a danger," Kassel police said in a statement.

Airport authorities later said that no hazardous items were found in a search of the plane and the luggage. The aircraft operated by German airline Germania was eventually able to take off for Antalya on Turkey's Mediterranean coast with 128 passengers on board, news agency dpa reported.