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Plane bomb threat: 'Everybody is safe at Athens airport'

A British passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Athens following a bomb threat, officials say.

Greek fighter jets were scrambled to escort the Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200, which was on its way from Bristol to the popular resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

'Everybody is safe at Athens airport', Thomsons spokesman Christian Cull has told BBC News.

  • 04 Apr 2011
  • From the section Europe