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Emergency Landing In Budapest: No Bomb Found On German Passenger Jet

By Ferenc Sullivan // 2015.12.08.

No explosive device was found on the German-registered passenger jet that made an emergency landing yesterday morning in Budapest due to a bomb threat.

The passenger jet heading from the German capital Berlin to the resort of Hurghada in Egypt made an out-of-schedule emergency landing at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Monday morning after the flight was disrupted by a bomb threat, Hungary’s national police force disclosed to the state news agency MTI.

The aeroplane’s captain made the decision to turn back over the Serbian capital Belgrade to carry out the emergency landing in the Hungarian capital. After the jet landed successfully in Budapest, it was shunted to a secluded area and explosives experts began examining passengers and items of luggage.

According to information obtained by Airportal.hu, the plain in question was an Airbus A321 operated by Frankfurt-based carrier Condor. The aeroplane, which had 130 passengers and a 7-member crew on board, was escorted by Hungarian Gripen fighter planes during landing.

Passengers were taken on to their final destination by a replacement plane, Budapest Airport told MTI.

via hungarymatters.hu
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