Athens-to-Strasbourg Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Munich After Bomb Threat

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An Athens-to-Strasbourg flight made an emergency landing in Munich on Monday morning, after a bomb threat was reported, a German air traffic control spokeswoman said.

The plane landed at 10:45 a.m. at a special area of the airport set aside for emergencies, spokeswoman Anja Tomic said. She had no further immediate details.

Greek state television reported that a bomb threat was made by telephone to Greek police.

"We have informed our consular authorities in Munich, which ... sent staff to the airport and are cooperating with German authorities," Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos told state-run NET television.

"I hope it was a hoax, but we are looking into the issue and we hope to have it cleared up soon," he said.

Giorgos Kassimatis, a passenger on the plane, told NET that "we have landed and everything is fine. There was a bomb threat so that's why we landed in Munich."