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A passenger's mobile phone plugged into a shaving socket sparked a panic and an emergency landing at Dublin airport, says the Irish Times.
The pilot requested permission to make an emergency landing of the Delta Airlines flight 767-300 due to concerns about 'suspicious activity' in the cabin. It was also reported that a 'suspect device' had been found in the passenger toilet.
It is understood, however, that the 'suspicious device' turned out to be a mobile phone that had been plugged into a shaving outlet in the passenger toilet and left wrapped in its cable. The emergency has now been stood down and no arrests were made.
Dublin Airport has told ITV News that it has 'stood down' the emergency status of Delta Airlines flight 767-300.
The flight, from Istanbul to New York JFK, made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport after the pilot warned of a suspicious device on board.
After landing, emergency services checked the aircraft and stood down the emergency.
Passengers remain on board but Dublin Airport expect the plane to be evacuated shortly.
The Irish Times reports that Delta Flight 767-300, en route from Istanbul to New York, made an emergency landing at Dublin airport this afternoon after the pilot reported a 'suspect device' and 'suspicious activity'.
The paper reports police are due to board the plane, which is parked at Dublin Airport.