Egypt grounds flight to Libya after bomb scare

January 25, 2012 18:09


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Egyptian authorities ordered Wednesday the grounding of a Libyan Airlines flight after an attendant discovered an explosive device in the aircraft's lavatory, AFP reported according to Cairo international airport officials.

The airport grounded Tripoli-bound flight 203 after an attendant found a "metal object" in one of the toilets on the plane, and the captain immediately informed airport security, according to the report. Airport security officers boarded the aircraft and after a thorough search discovered a "tear gas canister" in the plane's bathroom.

After nothing else was discovered, officials kept all 75 passengers for questioning on the aircraft, which will stay in Cairo until after an investigation, AFP reported.

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