Singapore Airlines flight from US lands safely after bomb threat

November 23, 2015 11:30 am

 

Police said in a statement they conducted checks but nothing suspicious was found on the plane or its passengers. Photo / Getty

A Singapore Airlines flight from San Francisco via Hong Kong received
a bomb threat but arrived without incident in Singapore yesterday,
police said.
Police said they conducted checks but nothing suspicious was found on the plane or its passengers.
It did not say where and how the threat was made.
The
city-state, a close military and economic partner, raised its
security alert level soon after the November 13 attacks by Islamic State
militants in Paris which killed 130 people.
Singapore hosts the
offices and production facilities of thousands of multinational
corporations and is Southeast ’s main aviation hub.
Authorities
in 2001 foiled a plot to bomb US and other foreign targets in Singapore
and arrested several local Muslims suspected of links with regional
militants.

Local newspaper Today said on its website that the SIA
flight arrived around noon but passengers were only allowed to disembark
one and a half hours later, with baggage release delayed further by
security screening.
It quoted a passenger as saying that the
plane was parked in a remote area in the airport before they were
ferried by bus to the terminal.
A Turkish Airlines plane flying
from New York to Istanbul was diverted to Canada yesterday because of a
bomb threat, but police said no explosives were found.

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