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Bomb scare shuts down Ercan airport

11 April 2016

Three passengers on a Pegasus flight from Istanbul to Ercan were arrested after reportedly claiming that they were carrying bombs.

The Pegasus flight which arrived at Ercan airport at 10.45 on Sunday evening had just parked, when cabin crew were told by three passengers, that they had explosive devices on them, ‘Yeni Duzen’ reports.

The civil aviation authorities and security staff were alerted and the airport was shut down. Police boarded the plane and arrested the three passengers. After all passengers had left the plane, it was thoroughly searched.

It is not known yet whether or not the bomb scare was the result of a prank or if there had been a genuine threat.

Yeni Duzen

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