Friday, June 5, 2015

Delta Air Lines 767-300ER bound from Lagos to Atlanta was diverted to Dakar due to a possible bomb threat on-board.

Delta Air Lines 767-400
A Delta Air lines flight from Lagos, Nigeria landed safely in Atlanta early Tuesday morning after a bomb threat proved to be not credible.
The Delta flight was affected amid news reports that a handful of other U.S. flights had also been targeted with threats that weren’t considered credible.
Flight 55 from Lagos, Nigeria to Atlanta landed routinely at 5:16 a.m. “after an evaluation in conjunction with authorities deemed the threat non-credible,” according to Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant. The daily Lagos-Atlanta flight on a Boeing 767-300ER jet is more than 5,800 miles long, lasting nearly 13 hours
Still developing but it appears that a Delta Air Lines 767-300ER bound from Lagos to Atlanta diverted to Dakar due to a possible bomb threat on-board.
While Delta claims it was for precautionary reasons, one passenger has a different story.
Delta Air Lines 767-400
Passenger EditiEffiong tweeted the following:
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Per this announcement, Delta Air Lines Director Corporate Communications, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Olivia Cullis, said, “Delta flight DL55 from Lagos to Atlanta diverted to Dakar, Senegal for precautionary reasons.
- See more at: http://pointsmilesandmartinis.boardingarea.com/2014/06/possible-bomb-threat-causes-delta-flight-to-divert-to-senegal/#sthash.4LyeJQS4.dpuf

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