Passenger jet is forced to land after crew receive a note warning a bomb is on board as it flew to Moscow
- Ural Airlines plane with 216 passengers is forced to land in Baku, Azerbajan
- The passenger jet had been travelling from Manama, Bahrain to Moscow, Russia
- Airplane crew had been led to believe there might be a bomb on board
A Russian passenger jet has been forced to make an emergency landing after the flight’s crew was led to believe there might be a bomb on board.
The Ural Airlines plane carrying 225 people had been travelling from Manama in Bahrain, to Moscow in Russia, but ended up landing in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Local media reports that crew had found a note on board the plane warning of an explosive device.
The Russian passenger jet had been travelling from Bahrain, to Moscow, but had to make an emergency landing in Baku, Azerbaijan, after a bomb scare on board
The passengers descend from the plane after it made its forced landing in Baku
According to Sputnik News, ‘a man handed a note to the crew about the explosive device on board’, which prompted the captain to make an emergency landing.
All 216 passengers have been safely evacuated, according to the state-run RIA news agency.
‘The crew received information about possible foreign objects on board the aircraft, and requested a landing at the nearest airport to perform additional security checks,’ A Ural Airlines spokesperson told Russia’s RBC radio.
It is not known if any suspicious items have been found on board the passenger plane.
Emergency landing: The plane had been heading to Moscow but was forced to land in Baku
Security personnel and sniffer dogs prepare to board the plane to search for explosives