Bomb threat: Cathay Pacific escorted to Canada

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Vancouver, May 16: A Cathay Pacific airliner from Hong Kong was escorted to Vancouver, Canada by the military fighter jets folowing a bomb threat, police said on Saturday, May 15.

However, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that no bombs were found inside the aircraft after the police searched the aircraft and luggage upon ist landing in Vancouver.

According to police and local media report, Two Canadian CF-18 Hornets were rushed off from a military base on nearby Vancouver Island to escort the Cathay Pacific Airways plane following a bomb threat.

While police declined to comment on the threat, a local media said that the threat was made through a phone call.

No arrest has been made so far in connection with the threat.

Passengers have been allowed to disembark the plane after the aircraft landed safely.

"They told us there was some sort of terrorist problem and the baggage would be held up," an unidentified male passenger told Canada's CTV News after disembarking the flight.

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