Diverted Turkish Airlines flight given all clear following security alert

SEARCHES of a Turkish Airlines flight which was diverted to Shannon Airport in the Republic of Ireland on Sunday (January 24) following a security alert failed to detect any sign of explosives, an airline spokesperson has stated.

The flight was diverted to the Irish airport while travelling from Houston in the US to Istanbul when a note including the word bomb was found in a toilet, and landed at 11.02am local time and was met by emergency services.

Yet the spokesman from Turkish Airlines reported that after the Boeing 777 was taken to a remote parking space and passengers taken to the airport building by bus, an extensive search failed to reveal anything untoward.

Although the flight had been cleared to continue on its route to Turkey, a follow-up investigation would be carried out by the police, the spokesman said.

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