A Latam Airlines plane parked in John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York © Daniel Slim / AFP
At least four planes from two Chilean airlines have been forced to make emergency landings over bomb threats, Chile’s Civil Aviation Authority said.
Peruvian officials confirmed that a Latam Airlines flight 2369 from Lima, Peru, to Santiago, Chile, was forced to land at a regional airport in Pisco, Peru early Thursday afternoon. Peruvian authorities had received a tip-off about the supposed bomb on board from their Chilean counterparts.
Aerolínea @LATAM_CHI confirma amenaza de bomba en vuelo que cubría la ruta Lima-Santiago de Chile. Aterrizó de emergencia en aeropuerto de Pisco. @RPPNoticiaspic.twitter.com/fGfJJt8W2V
— Omar Mariluz Laguna (@omarmariluz) August 16, 2018
A plane traveling from Buenos Aires bound for Chile was forced to land in the central Argentinian city of Mendoza just before 7am on Thursday. The airport was evacuated and closed, and emergency services investigated the incident.
#URGENTE Avión que salió de Ezeiza con destino a Chile aterrizó en Mendoza por una amenaza de Bomba. No hay despegues ni aterrizajes hasta que se termine con la revisión. pic.twitter.com/bIQmQN6tAP
— Radio Nihuil (@radionihuil) August 16, 2018
Latam flight 433 from Mendoza to Santiago was evacuated on the runway due to a bomb threat.
Everybody stuck on board – the captain just informed us of an alert for a bomb threat on our plane from Mendoza to Santiago @LATAM#LA433 – we will need to disembark in the runway. Hopefully everything will be fine! pic.twitter.com/YgqafIy5nF
— Giovanni Circella (@CircellaG) August 16, 2018
Another bomb threat held up Sky Airlines flight 543 at the Rosario airport in Argentina. That, too, proved to be a false alarm.
Por una supuesta amenaza de bomba en un vuelo de Sky proveniente desde Santiago de Chile el @AIR_Rosario dejó de estar operativo por unos 40 minutos. Los pasajeros dicen que no le dieron muchas explicaciones sobre lo ocurrido @Cadena3Compic.twitter.com/r8NUli4lUh
— Mumi Yadanza (@MumiYadanza) August 16, 2018
Another airplane was undergoing inspection at Santiago’s Arturo Benitez international airport, the Chilean General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) said on Thursday afternoon.
No information was provided on who made the bomb threats, or if there was any connection between them.
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