Cyprus Mail
Recommended

Singapore Airlines’ flight from U.S. lands safely amid bomb threat (Updated)

Singapore Airlines said on Sunday there was a bomb threat to one of its flights which originated from San Francisco and landed safely at Singapore’s Changi Airport on Sunday.

The airline, in a statement, did not provide any details of how the threat came to light or what action was taken to ensure the flight’s safety. It said the matter had been referred to the authorities.

“We regret we are unable to provide details as it concerns security,” the airline statement said.

Flight SQ001 landed safely at about noon Singapore time (0400 GMT), but disembarkation was delayed until around 1.30 pm, state-owned Channel NewsAsia reported.

Singapore police said in a statement they had conducted security checks and nothing suspicious was found on the plane or among its passengers.

The incident came as a Turkish Airlines flight bound for Turkey from New York was diverted to Halifax, Canada, after a bomb threat, Canadian police said on Sunday.

Security officials have been on high alert since Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for attacks this month in Paris that killed 130 people.


Related posts

Get an economics degree Greta, then we’ll talk says US Treasury chief

Reuters News Service

Brexit deal officially becomes UK law

Reuters News Service

Greek island mayors press government to lighten migrants overload

Reuters News Service

Lebanon seeking $4bln-$5bln in loans for wheat, fuel, medicine

Reuters News Service

Canadian air tanker fighting Australia bushfires crashes, killing three

Reuters News Service

Seattle shooting leaves 1 dead, 7 wounded; suspects at large

Reuters News Service

3 comments

Comments are closed.