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Anchorage Airport Reopens After Bomb Threat

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The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), in Alaska, the United States, has reopened for operations or incoming flights.

ANC was temporarily shut down on May 2, 2020 due to a security problem.

A cargo flight, bound to Asia, had reportedly diverted to the airport because of a bomb threat.

The plane was searched in a secure, remote section of the airport, reports Aerotime.

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ANC is deemed currently to be the world’s busiest airport.

According to reports, the plane with the bomb threat appeared to be a
China Airlines Boeing 747 freighter.

On the day, the aircraft was carrying out the cargo flight CI5261 from Seattle (SEA) to Taipei (TPE), according to reports.

But around two and a half hours into the journey, the plane accordingly diverted to ANC where it landed at 13 UTC.

During the incident, flights were encouraged to divert to Fairbanks International Airport (FAI). One of them happened to be Antonov-225 Mriya, which was carrying out cargo flight ADB381F from Montreal (YMX), reports Aerotime.

FBI and Anchorage Police were reportedly invited to the scene and are leading the investigation, as outlined in the statement by the airport.

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