Laptop Prompts Emergency Landing of Turkish Plane at Sofia Airport

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Bulgaria: Laptop Prompts Emergency Landing of Turkish Plane at Sofia Airport Photo by BGNES

A Turkish Airlines passenger jet performed an emergency landing at the Sofia Airport on Saturday, officials say.

After the aircraft was at the airport at about 19:00 EEST (17:00 GMT), all people on board were asked to leave it and were led to a safe location, and a laptop with an unknown owner was seized.

Authorities suspected it could contain an explosive device, the website informs.

However, no threat was established and the flight continued in a short time.

The plane was flying from Brussels to Istanbul.

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