Hoax bomb threat forces jet to land in Shannon

A transatlantic jet has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport today following a hoax bomb threat.

The plane was en-route from New York to Athens with 182 passengers, including the Greek transport minister, and 12 crew when it landed at 4.20am this morning.

It followed two phone calls to Athens airport claiming there was a bomb on board.

Gardaí said nothing suspicious was found during a thorough search and the plane continued its journey shortly before mid-day.

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