A Turkish Airlines plane enroute to Sao Paolo in Brazil Jan. 12 has made an emergency landing after an unclaimed computer was found in the passenger cabin, triggering a bomb threat procedure, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
The plane landed at halfway route in Morocco's Casablanca airport, and not Algeria as Dogan News Agency has initially reported.
Bomb-dismantling experts are inspecting the plane for explosives, the report said. Turkish Airlines officials said the landing was a standard procedure for such cases, according to private broadcaster NTV.
The plane effectuating the TK-15 coded flight took off at 9:30 a.m. local time from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport with 229 passengers on the board, the report said.
Istanbul-Sao Paolo is one of Turkish Airlines' longest flight routes.