Incident: THY A319 near Ankara on Jun 15th 2012, bomb hoax on lavatory mirror
|By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Jun 28th 2012 13:07Z, last updated Thursday, Jun 28th 2012 13:07Z|
A THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration TC-JUA performing flight TK-2201 from Kahramanmaras to Istanbul (Turkey) with 120 passengers, was enroute at FL300 about 160nm southeast of Ankara (Turkey) when the word "BOMMM" was found written on a lavatory mirror with a blue pen. The captain decided to divert to Ankara as a precaution, the aircraft landed safely on Ankara's runway 21R about 25 minutes later. The aircraft taxied to a remote area, the passengers disembarked normally.
The aircraft, passengers and luggage were searched with no traces of explosives found. In order to not inconvenience the innocent amongst the passengers any further the aircraft was permitted to continue to Istanbul about 2:45 hours after landing after all passengers had submitted samples of their writing.
The aircraft reached Istanbul with a delay of 3:20 hours.
Police is still working to determine who wrote onto the lavatory mirror.
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