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After a lengthy evacuation operation, police in Reykjavik said a search of the plane was under way and that no explosives had been found so far, but that the search would continue for several hours.

“There was an anonymous call saying that there was an explosive device on the plane, which was already in the air,” Aeroflot spokeswoman Irina Dannenberg said. “The pilot took the decision to land the plane and it landed safely.”

A spokesman for Iceland’s Keflavik airport said 253 people were on board the flight from John F. Kennedy airport. A duty officer at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, the aircraft’s destination, identified it as Aeroflot Flight 103.

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