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Delta jet lands in Dublin over bomb scare; officials say no one hurt on Istanbul-to-NY flight
DUBLIN (AP) ' A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing Monday in Dublin because of a suspicious object on board, but airport authorities and police said it was a false alarm.
Irish Aviation Authority spokeswoman Lilian Cassin said the pilot requested an emergency landing "because of a suspicious device on board."
Ireland's national police force, the Garda Siochana, said officers searched the aircraft, but found no bomb and made no arrests.
Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the Boeing 767 aircraft traveling from Istanbul, Turkey, to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport had 208 passengers and 11 crew members. He said the aircraft was refueled to continue its journey later Monday.
The spokesman and Irish airport officials declined to describe the suspicious object or what caused the alarm to be raised.
The Dublin Airport Authority said no other flights at Dublin Airport were affected by Monday's security alert.
(This version CORRECTS Updates with comment from Irish air traffic control, Irish police, Delta. Corrects number of passengers and crew members to 219 based on later information from Delta.)