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Singapore Airlines Flight Receives Bomb Threat, Lands Safely in England  - 2004-10-04


British police say a Singapore Airlines passenger jet has landed safely in northern England after a bomb threat, which authorities say may have been a hoax.

The flight from Frankfurt to New York was diverted Monday to Manchester Airport after German officials notified the airport of a security alert.

The Boeing aircraft with 293 passengers and a crew of 19 landed without incident in Manchester, where the passengers disembarked.

A Manchester police spokeswoman said early indications are the bomb threat could be a hoax, but could not yet be confirmed.

The plane was the fourth commercial flight diverted for security reasons in Europe in just over a week.

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