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Airliner evacuated in Chile after bomb threat

Airliner evacuated in Chile after bomb threat
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Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 8:32pm

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chilean authorities have evacuated
passengers and crew from an Iberia airline flight to Madrid, Spain,
following a bomb threat.

Authorities say a team from Chile's civil aviation agency have
searched the airliner and ruled out the presence of explosives.
Police investigators are trying to determine the origin of Sunday's
threatening phone call.

The civil aviation agency says 312 people were removed from the
plane after the police communication center received the threat
shortly before the aircraft was to take off.

Officials say passengers have been taken to a nearby hotel and
will be put on a new flight to Madrid on Monday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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