9 planes make emergency landings in South America over bomb threats

Nine planes made emergency landings in Chile, Peru and Argentina over bomb threats, Chile’s Civil Aviation Authority said Thursday. Flights departing from or coming into Chile made emergency landings in Rosario, Argentina and Pisco, Peru among other locations. Chilean police are investigating.

At least two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and three by Sky, a low-cost Chilean airline, the companies confirmed.

The bomb threats appear to be false at this time. The threats were made through an anonymous phone call to the office of the DGAC; Chilean media reported later in the evening that at least 11 false bomb threats to commercial flights had been made.

One of the planes was traveling from Chile to Mendoza, Argentina, was forced to make an emergency landing in Rosario. According to journalist Juan Pedro Aleart, the aircraft was inspected by authorities and everything was determined to be OK.