TAM Airlines Madrid-Sao Paulo flight diverted on bomb threat

December 15, 2015 2:33 AM

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RIO DE JANEIRO A flight operated by Brazilian flag carrier TAM Airlines was forced to return to Madrid late Monday after a bomb threat, the company said in a statement.

Flight No. JJ8065, a Boeing 777-32W aircraft, left Madrid's Barajas Airport around 9:21 p.m. local time (4.21 p.m. ET). The plane turned back shortly after passing Casablanca in Morocco, about an hour and a half into the flight, according to Flighradar24.com, an air traffic tracking site.

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