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Still developing but it appears that a Delta Air Lines 767-300ER bound from Lagos to Atlanta diverted to Dakar due to a possible bomb threat on-board.
While Delta claims it was for precautionary reasons, one passenger has a different story.
Passenger EditiEffiong tweeted the following:
Per this announcement, Delta Air Lines Director Corporate Communications, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Olivia Cullis, said, “Delta flight DL55 from Lagos to Atlanta diverted to Dakar, Senegal for precautionary reasons.
“After a short stop, the flight resumed to the United States. The safety and security of our passengers and crew is our number one priority.”
There had been speculations that a passenger on the airliner had explosives on him, with the intention of blowing up the plane.
An unexpected electrical fault in the plane did not help matters as it further sparked more suspicion.
A passenger, Editi Effiòng, who was aboard the plane, had tweeted that the Atlanta-bound airliner had been diverted to Dakar, amid suspicion of a suspected bomber onboard.
The plane eventually made it’s way from Lagos to Dakar then stopped in San Juan to get a new crew before safely landing in Atlanta. All passengers onboard are safe.
It’s incidents like these that make you really stop and think and not take safety for granted.
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