Plane diverted after ‘security threat’

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The plane was directed to a remote parking location at the airport

A Turkish Airlines plane travelling from Houston in the US to Istanbul has been diverted to Shannon Airport in the Republic of Ireland following a security threat.

RTÉ reports that crew members became aware of a threat after a written note was discovered.

The plane landed at the airport at 11:02 local time on Sunday and was met by emergency services.

The Boeing 777 was directed to a remote parking location.

There, passengers disembarked and were transported by bus to the airport terminal.

The jet is due to remain parked until its scheduled flight time to Istanbul elapses.

Authorities will then inspect the aircraft and speak to the crew.

The incident is now the focus of a follow-up investigation by the police.

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