Aeroflot flight makes emergency landing following bomb threat

Aeroflot flight makes emergency landing following bomb threat

An Aeroflot flight from New York to Moscow has been forced to make an emergency landing in Reykjavik after a bomb threat.

The Russian plane was forced to land after air traffic controllers in Moscow received an anonymous call saying a bomb was on board the flight.

According to reports from the Interfax news agency said the plane landed safely and was now being examined.

Aeroflot spokeswoman Irina Dannenberg told the BBC about 200 passengers had been on board on the flight.

The anonymous caller had warned there were five suitcases on the plane containing explosives.

Each would detonate once it reached Moscow.