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Plane makes emergency landing over tea bottle

With airport security tensions rising, Lufthansa plane flying to Israel forced to stop in Athens due to suspicious bottle found under seat

Published: 11.02.10

Airport security tensions have been on the rise for the past week since learning of an international 'mail conspiracy' to send bombs packages in airplane cargo heading from Yemen to the United States, but in this case it was nothing more than a tempest in a tea-bottle.

A Lufthansa airplane making its way from Frankfurt to Israel on Tuesday was forced to make an emergency landing around 3:00 am, after discovering a bottle containing suspicious fluid under one of the passenger seats.

After the airplane staff inquired whether the bottle belonged to any one of the passengers and did not find the owner, the captain decided not to take any chances and landed the airplane in an airport near Greece. Security officials l


Added: Nov-3-2010 
By: aydeo
Tags: Lufthansa, emergency landing, tea bottle, 'mail conspiracy', Yemen
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