Boeing plane makes safe emergency landing in Athens

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 04, 2011 8:30 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Boeing airplane traveling from Britain to Egypt made an emergency landing at Athens' airport on Monday after receiving a bomb threat, officials said.

"A British passenger plane chartered by Thomson Airways made an emergency landing at the Athens international airport after a bomb threat. The plane was flying to Egypt," an airport official told Reuters.

"All 213 passengers are well and authorities are checking the plane," said a Defense Ministry official.

Thomson is owned by UK's TUI Travel.

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Writing by Ingrid Melander)