The Norwegian plane carrying 169 passengers that took off from Arlanda Airport in Stockholm was forced to turn around mid-flight after receiving a bomb threat, Aftonbladet news agency reported Thursday.
The plane, en route to France, was in the air for 30 minutes and landed at an airport in the Swedish capital.
According to Dagens Nyheter, police are currently investigating the threat message.
"We can confirm that we are working on the matter and that there is information from an airline that they have received a bomb threat. We are on site at Arlanda", Towe Hägg from the Stockholm police said.
According to the Swedish Sveriges Television AB (SVT), the plane was carrying several members of the Swedish swimming team, who were meant to take part in a competition.
INCIDENT: Norwegian #DY4321 Stockholm Arlanda to Nice Cote d'Azur (Boeing 737-800 LN-NIH) has just returned to ARN, reportedly due to a bomb threat received. Report via https://t.co/UIpVcUKKhh— Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) 7 февраля 2019 г.
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