Bomb scare forces flight from Bahrain to make emergency landing in Baku

Russian media said a male passenger had handed the crew a note stating the plane had an explosive device
Bomb scare forces flight from Bahrain to make emergency landing in Baku
Ural Airlines is based in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and operates scheduled and chartered domestic and international flights out of Koltsovo International Airport.
By Lubna Hamdan
Tue 12 Mar 2019 09:36 AM

Ural Airlines' flight from Bahrain to Moscow was forced to make an emergency landing in Baku following suspicions of an explosive device on board.

The Russian carrier's aircraft landed safely at Heydar Aliyev International Airport on Monday, according to a statement by the airport.

"A Ural Airlines Airbus A321 aircraft, flying from Bahrain to Moscow, made a safe landing at Heydar Aliyev International Airport on Monday at 14:56 Baku time [10:56 GMT]. The reason for the emergency landing is the commander of the aircraft's suspicion of a bomb on board the plane," the statement said.

Russian media said a male passenger had handed the crew a note stating the plane had an explosive device. However, the Russian Embassy said examination showed the plane, which was carrying at least 225 passengers, did not carry a bomb.

Ural Airlines is based in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and operates scheduled and chartered domestic and international flights out of Koltsovo International Airport.

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