'Specific threat' diverts Berlin-Londonflight to Amsterdam

30th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

30 September 2004 , LONDON - A British Airways plane flying from Berlin to London was diverted to Amsterdam airport Thursday after the airline received "a specific threat to the aircraft". All 118 passengers were able to leave the Airbus A319 plane after it landed at Amsterdam at midday. "There was a specific threat to the airline but we are not releasing details of exactly what it was," a BA spokesman said. According to reports in London the warning was received in Germany and was not made direct to BA. D

30 September 2004

LONDON - A British Airways plane flying from Berlin to London was diverted to Amsterdam airport Thursday after the airline received "a specific threat to the aircraft".

All 118 passengers were able to leave the Airbus A319 plane after it landed at Amsterdam at midday.

"There was a specific threat to the airline but we are not releasing details of exactly what it was," a BA spokesman said.

According to reports in London the warning was received in Germany and was not made direct to BA. Dutch military jets are said to have escorted the plane in to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

Over the past week two Athens to New York Olympic Airways flights were diverted to airports at London and Shannon in Ireland respectively, after two separate Athens newspapers received bomb warnings.

Nothing untoward was found aboard the aircraft after searches, and they continued to their destinations.

DPA

Subject: German news

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