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Turkish Airlines flight NYC-Istanbul lands in Canada after bomb threat

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Moscow, Nov. 22 : A Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 jet flying from New York City to Istanbul has been diverted and landed safely in Halifix in Canada after a bomb threat.

According to the Russian Television, 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.

The fire department earlier tweeted that a bomb threat has been made.

The nature of the threat has still not been confirmed. However, plane watchers on social media have speculated it may have been made online. (ANI)