Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing

A Turkish Airlines plane bound for Brazil was forced to make an emergency landing in Morocco on Sunday following a "bomb scare.

The aircraft made an emergency landing after an unclaimed laptop was found in the passenger cabin, triggering a bomb threat procedure.

The plane landed at Casablanca Airport after taking off from Istanbul following the discovery of a suspicious mobile telephone, the official told AFP.

A security check was carried out at the airport before the plane -- an Airbus A340 with 229 passengers on board -- was allowed to continue on its journey to Sao Paolo.

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