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Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after crew find note saying 'Bomb to Toronto' in plane toilet

Nothing else suspicious was found, and the passengers were transported to Toronto on a different flight.

Passengers waiting to board the flight at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport.
Passengers waiting to board the flight at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport.
Image: DHA-Depo Photos via AP

A TURKISH AIRLINES plane in Istanbul was evacuated today after a suspicious note was discovered in one of its bathrooms.

The Turkish Airlines cabin crew found the words “BOMB TO TORONTO” on the wall of a bathroom on Flight TK-17 during its pushback from the gate, a Turkish Airlines press official told The Associated Press.

The plane was leaving Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport for Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The plane returned to its parking spot and was evacuated.

The airline said the plane and its passengers underwent security procedures, but the official said nothing suspicious was found.

The press official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed by his company to give his name.

A new plane was designated for the flight to Toronto.

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