An Egypt-bound British airliner with 213 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Greece on Monday following a bomb threat.
The Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 was flying from Bristol to the popular Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, when the crew received a news of the bomb threat from an Egyptian news agency.
On receiving a Mayday from the crew while over northern Greece, Greek authorities sent two F-16 fighter jets and a helicopter to escort the aircraft and gave it permission to make emergency landing at the international airport in capital Athens, reports said.
All passengers were evacuated safely from the plane after it landed by 3 p.m. There were no injuries to passengers, who are safe in the airport terminal, a spokesman for the airlines owner TUI Travel said.
Bomb experts were searching the plane at a remote area of the airport.
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