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Kuwait flight makes emergency landing after bomb threat

TRABZON, Turkey: A commerical airliner coming from Kuwait made an emergnecy landing at Trabzon Airport in Turkey following a bomb threat. Passengers were evacuated and a bomb disposal team has begun a search of the plane.

A bomb threat was made against an Airbus A320-type passenger plane with flight number J-9313, while it was in the air. Extensive security measures were taken at the airport. The fire brigade and ambulances are waiting.

Jazeera Airways issued the following statement to the press today: “Earlier today Jazeera Airways received a communication indicating a potential security situation. This communication was evaluated and deemed to be not credible. However, with an abundance of caution, Jazeera has engaged with the authorities in Kuwait and around our network to safeguard the protection of our passengers and crew,and all flights have been provided with additional screening measures as a precaution. Jazeera’s security team is closely monitoring the situation. The airline apologies for any delays that passengers might have experienced during this time.”

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