A Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 jet flying from New York City to Istanbul was sharply diverted mid-air and landed in Halifax, Canada due to a reported bomb threat. Firefighting crews and police are on stand-by on the ground to isolate, evacuate, and search the aircraft.
Canadian emergency services and Royal Canadian Mounted Police are responding to the situation, East Hants Fire Service Dispatches reported on Facebook. The fire department earlier tweeted that a bomb threat has been made.
The flight in question is Turkish Airlines TYH2 / TK2. While the nature of the threat has not been confirmed, plane watchers on social media have speculated it may have been made online.
Update DIVERSION Turkish #TK2 diverted to Halifax. Aircraft is stop in remote area of airport at Rwy 23/Taxiway Alpha. Authorities on scene
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— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) November 22, 2015