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Bomb threat forces Korean Air 777 to make emergency landing

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The crew of a Korean Air 777 airliner was forced to make an emergency landing at a military airbase on Vancouver Island after the airline received its second bomb threat in two days. (www.cbc.ca) More...

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malinoff112
A half empty airplane can't be good for business.
aeayrs
Allan Eayrs 1
My guess is that the F-15s at PDX were already on alert and the FA-18s at Comox were not.
SWEATINTHSWAMP
Probably because the same flight was threatened the day before if I'm reading this correctly.
Logger1
Logger1 1
UMM!! American fighter escourt. Guess the Canadian Voodos were down for maintenance
Av8nut
I guess that's one way to get through a bad economy - outsource the military.
wwharris
Bill Harris 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Korean Air flight diverted after bomb scare

A Korean Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Vancouver, B.C., to Seoul diverted on Tuesday to a Canadian Forces base on Vancouver Island under escort by two U.S. fighter jets after the airline's U.S. call center received a call about a bomb on board.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAL72/history/20120410/2135Z/CYVR/RKSI

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2017951872_koreanairliner11.html