Turkish flight diverts to Casablanca due to bomb threat

Staff Writer
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ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish Airlines said it diverted an Istanbul-to-Sao Paulo flight to Casablanca, Morocco, Monday after finding a note with the word "bomb" in the toilet. The communications office at Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca confirmed that the flight had landed there.

Turkish Airlines says it is standard procedure to make an emergency landing under such circumstances. The airline said the Boeing 777 with the flight number TK15 is carrying 256 people.