A Korean Air Boeing 777 is still in Vancouver after a bomb threat forced it to turn around.

Flight 72 (KAL072) left from Vancouver International Airport at 14:30 PT on Tuesday bound for Seoul, South Korea.

The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200 tail number HL7734, had only traveled as far as the north coast of British Colombia when the warning came.

You can see the first part of the flight on planefinder.net


The flight was diverted to an airbase at Comox, on Vancouver Island. Two U.S. air force F-15 fighter jets were scrambled from Portland, Oregon and escorted the Korean Air flight back.

Passengers spent the night in a hotel. The aircraft is currently still being checked.

This incident follows another bomb threat on Monday which caused a two hour delay for another Korean Air flight from Vancouver.

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