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No Bomb on Russian Plane in Iceland

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No Bomb on Russian Plane in Iceland

No explosives were found onboard the passenger jet of the airline Russian Aeroflot which made an emergency landing at Keflavík International Airport yesterday morning, neither in the luggage nor in the aircraft itself.

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Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Two of the passengers were arrested as suspects but released following questioning, according to a statement from the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, ruv.is reports.

During the bomb search, the passengers remained in a hanger outside the terminal and were offered crisis counsel from the Suðurnes Health Institute and the Suðurnes Red Cross.

An airplane from Russia was scheduled to pick them up at 6:30 pm.

The case’s investigation is led by the Suðurnes police department, which cooperates with the department of research and analysis at the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police. American police authorities will also participate in the investigation.

“The threat was made abroad so American authorities will presumably be involved,” stated Víðir Reynisson, divisional manager at the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police’s civic protection department.

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