Corrected: LATAM passenger plane lands prematurely due to bomb threat -Peru

Corrected: LATAM passenger plane lands prematurely due to bomb threat -Peru

LIMA (Reuters) - (This version of the story corrects to say Chilean authorities received the threat, not Peru, in first paragraph.)

A LATAM Airlines passenger plane that departed Lima for Santiago, Chile, on Thursday was forced to land at an airport in southern Peru due to a bomb threat received by Chilean authorities, Peru's Transportation Ministry said.

No one was injured on LATAM flight 2369 and a team for deactivating explosives has been notified, the ministry said. "Right now the situation is under control," it added in a statement on Twitter.

(Reporting by Maria Cervantes, editing by G Crosse)

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Updated Date: Aug 17, 2018 04:05 AM

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