x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

New York to Moscow flight lands in Iceland after bomb scare

Russian media report that an Aeroflot plane carrying 256 people from New York to Moscow has made an unscheduled landing in Iceland after a report of a bomb on board.

MOSCOW // Russian media report that an Aeroflot plane carrying 256 people from New York to Moscow has made an unscheduled landing in Iceland after a report of a bomb on board.

The ITAR-TASS news agency cites Aeroflot spokeswoman Irina Dannenberg as saying the report was made by an anonymous caller to New York City police after the plane took off.

"During a flight from New York to Moscow an anonymous call was received about the existence of explosives on board the plane," Ms Dannenberg said.

The plane, an Airbus A330, landed at Iceland's Keflavik international airport, where baggage and passengers were being inspected.