Thomson Airways makes safe landing following bomb threat

4th Apr 2011
Thomson Airways makes safe landing following bomb threat

A Thomson Airways flight has made a safe landing in Greek capital Athens following an onboard bomb threat.

Greek fighter jets were scrambled to escort the Boeing 757-200, which was on its way from Bristol to the popular resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

A total of 213 people were on board the plane, with no reports of injuries.

The crew put out a mayday while over northern Greece and two F-16 jets were sent to escort it to Athens.

Passengers were evacuated once the aircraft was on the ground.

Thomson is owned by UK-based TUI Travel.



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