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Plane Lands Safely After Threatening Note

Wednesday, 12 April 2006 12:00 AM

LONDON -- Fighter jets escorted a passenger plane carrying 172 people to an airport in Scotland on Wednesday after its crew discovered a note saying there was a bomb on board, and the plane landed safely, authorities said.

Ryanair Flight FR25, a Boeing 737 en route from Paris to Dublin, Ireland, was escorted to Glasgow's Prestwick Airport, which was briefly closed while officials searched for explosives.

It was not immediately clear if any explosives were found.

All the passengers and crew were safely escorted off the plane and questioned, Ryanair said in a statement.

Flight FR25 was escorted to Prestwick by three Royal Air Force jets, one of which was already in the air for a training exercise. Two others were dispatched, the Defense Ministry said.

The note was found under a seat, prompting the Ryanair pilot to alert aviation authorities, said Florence Legrin, a spokeswoman for France's civil aviation authority.

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