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Aircraft on U.S.-Russia flight in emergency landing after bomb threat

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 00:50

Aug. 16 - An Aeroflot jet en route to Moscow from New York makes an emergency landing in Iceland after a phoned-in bomb threat. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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An Aeroflot passenger jet flying from New York to Moscow made an emergency landing here in Iceland on Thursday after an anonymous caller told U.S. authorities there was a bomb on board. The caller claimed that five suitcases aboard the plane were filled with explosive material that would detonate on arrival in Moscow. The pilot of the plane, with 253 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Iceland. A suicide bomber in the international arrivals area at Moscow's Domodedovo airport in January 2011 killed 37 people. Islamist insurgents in Russia's North Caucasus claimed responsibility for that atack.

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Aircraft on U.S.-Russia flight in emergency landing after bomb threat

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 00:50