Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. : Korean Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Canada Due To Bomb Treat
04/10/2012| 11:21pm US/Eastern
Korean Air Lines Co. (003490.SE) said Wednesday one of its aircraft made an emergency landing at Comox, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, after receiving a bomb threat.
The company said the aircraft, a Boeing 777, left Vancouver International Airport on Tuesday at 2220 GMT headed for Seoul, Korea, but was diverted to Comox 25 minutes after the plane took off.
Comox is home to a Canadian military airbase, located 70 miles northwest of Vancouver.
"The company's U.S. call center received a (bomb) threat...After discussion with the related departments, we decided to divert the aircraft," the carrier said in a statement.
"The airline will decide about the continuation of the flight after discussion with the airport and the related authorities," it added.
Korean Air Lines also said 134 passengers and 13 crew members were on board and they all landed safely.
-By Jung-Ah Lee, Dow Jones Newswires; 822-3700-1907; firstname.lastname@example.org