Flight makes emergency landing in Malta after terror threat
Sat Jan 11, AP
VALLETTA, Malta - An SN Brussels Airlines flight from Belgium to Kenya made an
emergency landing in Malta on Saturday after two anonymous phone calls threatening a
terrorist attack, airport officials said.
Flight SN463 flying 220 passengers and 11 crew to Nairobi, Kenya, via Kigali, Rwanda
left Brussels on Saturday morning. Brussels airport officials said they received two
threatening calls, and the information was passed on to the pilot.
Hearing of the threats in mid-flight, the captain made a request to land in Malta. After the
plane landed, the Maltese military and police conducted a search of the plane. A new
flight was scheduled to fly the passengers to Rome, and then on to Kigali and Nairobi.
Further details were not immediately available.