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Korean Air Boeing 777 gets security check

April 11, 2012, Vancouver - Authorities are completing a series of security checks on a Korean Air flight that was forced to land due to a bomb threat before it continues its journey from a Vancouver Island military base.


April 11, 2012
By The Canadian Press

The Boeing 777 was carrying 149 passengers from Vancouver to Seoul yesterday afternoon when the airline turned its craft around shortly after takeoff under escort of two U.S. fighter jets.

Korean Air spokeswoman Penny Pfaelzer (Fel-zer) says passengers and crew members have been checked, and once inspections of baggage, cargo and the plane are done, it's expected to resume flight.

The passengers stayed at two different hotels over night in the town of Comox, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, where a Canadian Forces Base airstrip is located.

Pfaelzer, who is located in Los Angeles, says the flight would likely return to Vancouver for refueling before flying on.

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The RCMP is leading the investigation and said early today nothing suspicious had yet been found.