11/22/2015 10:39 EST | Updated 11/22/2016 05:12 EST

Turkish Airlines Jet Diverted To Halifax Airport Due To Bomb Scare

Turkish Airlines' one of two new Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, right, sits on the tarmac at the Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008. Turkish Airlines has leased three Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft from Jet Airways for its long haul flights. The first two Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft joined the fleet on Saturday. The new aircraft will initially furnish services on Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York, and Tokyo routes. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)
HALIFAX — A Turkish Airlines passenger jet was diverted to Halifax late Saturday night because of a bomb scare.

Halifax's Stanfield International Airport posted on Twitter that Turkish Airlines flight two landed early Sunday morning just after midnight and that all 256 people on board were safe.

The airport and Nova Scotia RCMP tweeted the flight had been bound for Istanbul from New York City.

RCMP say a bomb sniffing dogs will being used to conduct a thorough search of the luggage and the plane, but wouldn't comment further on the nature of the threat.

Last week an Air France flight bound for Paris was diverted to Halifax and a second flight was diverted to Salt Lake City, Utah due to "anonymous threats" but nothing was found on either aircraft.


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