Thomson Airways Plane diverts to Greece after bomb threat

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A plane travelling from Bristol to Egypt has been forced to make an emergency landing in Greece after a bomb threat. It was chartered by Thomson Airways. It is understood the Boeing jet was diverted to Athens. All 213 people on board are said to be fine. Greek authorities say fighter jets were scrambled to escort a British passenger plane to Athens airport following a bomb threat while the aircraft was in its way from Britain to Egypt. Greece's Air Force said two F-16 jets and a Super Puma helicopter escorted the plane to Athens International Airport, where it landed without incident. Greek state TV said the plane was carrying 213 people and that the bomb threat was made in a telephone call to a holiday company in Britain. No further details were immediately available. http://www.newstalk.ie/2011/news/plane-diverts-to-greece-after-bomb-threat/ http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/british-plane-lands-in-897195.html
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Were the F-16's towing the Puma so it could keep up? Regards, kev35