Flight Kharkiv-Istanbul delayed for 5 hrs due to bomb threat

16:00, 24 May 2016
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A flight from Kharkiv to Istanbul was delayed for five hours due to a false bomb threat, the Department of Communication of the National Police Office of Ukraine in Kharkiv region told an UNIAN correspondent.

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The aircraft finally took off at 08:30 Kyiv time, according to the report.

At 03:30 on May 24,  the airport administration was tipped in an anonymous call about the explosives allegedly planted in one of the planes. All 128 passengers of Kharkiv-Istanbul flight which was boarding were evacuated.

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Police are establishing the identity of the anonymous caller.

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