Old camera bag causes bomb scare on New York-bound plane

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 12:20 PM
Old camera bag causes bomb scare on New York-bound plane

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A New York-bound Turkish Airlines plane carrying 292 passengers made an emergency landing Thursday at Copenhagen's international airport after an old camera bag, possibly forgotten by a passenger, caused a bomb scare.

Police spokesman Christian Olsgaard said the discovery led to bomb-sniffing dogs and army bomb experts to comb the aircraft. Olsgaard said a bag with an old camera, "possibly forgotten by an earlier passenger," had not been spotted during cleaning and that the plane was expected to resume its flight soon.

The discovery prompted the pilot on the aircraft that was en route from Istanbul to New York, to land in Copenhagen where it taxied to a remote corner.

Dr. Ali Genc, a spokesman for Turkish Airlines, said there the Boeing 777 plane had been diverted to Copenhagen "as a precautionary measure following a possible security alert." He said all passengers and cabin crew were safely evacuated to the terminal building.