A bomb scare on board a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Sao Paulo has caused the plane to be diverted to Morocco.
A Turkish Airlines flight heading to Brazil was forced by a bomb threat to land in Morocco on Monday, the airline’s second scare in two days, but was cleared to fly on when no explosives were found.
Flight TK15 had departed from Istanbul and was headed for Sao Paulo when a note with the word “bomb” was found in a lavatory, a spokeswoman said.
The Boeing 777 with 256 passengers on board declared an emergency and diverted to Casablanca, landing at around 1230 GMT. No explosives were found and the aircraft was cleared to resume its flight.
On Sunday, a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul bound for Tokyo turned back shortly after take-off when a note reading “C4 Cargo” was found on the lavatory door, Turkish media said.
C-4 is a variety of plastic explosive. No explosives were found on that aircraft, either.