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Startling note scribbled on plane toilet forces flight into emergency landing

ROME: A threatening message scrawled in a plane toilet has forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing. The United Airlines Boeing 767-300 flight from Rome to Chicago was diverted on Monday to Shannon Airport in Ireland after the discovery of the note, which reportedly referred to a bomb. The plane had 214 passengers and crew onboard at the time, and the Irish Times reported police were taking handwriting samples from everybody in an attempt to match it up to the note. Investigators also conducted a security…

Sunbathers killed as plane lands on packed Portugal beach

LISBON: A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing a man and an eight-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said. Hundreds of people were on the Sao Joao de Caparica beach  about 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Lisbon at the time and witnesses told cable news station SIC Noticias people ran to avoid the plane. "A plane with two people on board made an emergency landing on Sao Joao da Caparica beach, striking two sunbathers and causing their deaths," the…