Bomb scare forces UK plane to land

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August 18, 2006 18:01

 
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A British passenger plane requested an emergency landing Friday in Brindisi, southern Italy, because of a suspected bomb on board, the Italian air traffic agency said. All passengers were made to disembark and were safe, state police at the airport said. The plane, a Boeing 767 with the Excel air carrier, left from London's Gatwick airport and was bound for Hurghada, Egypt, the ENAV agency said. Italy's Air Force said it sent an F-16 to intercept the plane before it landed.

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