A Turkish Airlines flight was forced to make a diversion to Morocco after a bomb threat, the airline has confirmed.
The Boeing 777-300ER plane was flying from Istanbul to Sao Paulo when it was diverted to Casablanca airport, where it landed safely at 12.30pm GMT, according to Reuters.
It has been reported that a note was found with the word ‘bomb’ in the plane’s lavatory but a spokesman for Turkish Airlines would not confirm its veracity.
In a statement to the Telegraph, the airline’s spokesman said: “Turkish Airlines Istanbul – Sao Paulo flight (TK15, B777 Aircraft, carrying 256 passenger) today has diverted to Casablanca Mohammed V international airport (CMN) after bomb threat.
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