Hannover Airport closed due to bomb alert on Turkish Airlines plane

PUBLISHED Tue, March 15, 2016 - 12:44pm EDT
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Hannover Airport in northern Germany has been closed due to a bomb alert involving a passenger plane of Turkish Airlines, airport officials say. Passengers on board the aircraft have been evacuated. (more)

The incident began on late Tuesday afternoon and involves an Airbus A320 of Turkish Airlines. Details about the exact nature of the bomb threat were not immediately released and it is unclear whether anything suspicious has been found.

An airport spokesman said the airport has been completely closed, meaning that incoming flights will be diverted to other airports and outgoing flights are on hold. Passengers on the affected aircraft have been evacuated and taken to one of the terminals.

The Turkish Airlines flight was coming from Istanbul and will be examined by bomb experts, German media reported.

Other details were not immediately available. Hannover Airport is one of the largest airports in Germany.

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