UPDATE: Police check information about bomb in airplane at Kharkiv airport

UPDATE: Police check information about bomb in airplane at Kharkiv airport

Police are checking information about a bomb planted in a plane at Kharkiv airport. Because of the bomb threat the airport authorities have canceled Kharkiv-Istanbul flight, Karkiv region police department report on its site.

"Today, at 3.30 in the airport administration received a call from an unknown man who said there was an explosive device planted in an aircraft," the report noted.

Chiefs of the Main Directorate of Police in the Kharkiv region, explosives team and the investigative team have arrived on the scene immediately to check the information.

A total of 128 passengers were evacuated from the plane. Law enforcement officers are examining the plane, checking luggage and interviewing the witnesses of the incident.

UPDATE: No bomb was found inside the plane. The flight to Instanbul departed at 8.30.


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