Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Morocco: Official

This picture taken on March 16, 2013 shows a Turkish Airlines aircraft parked at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

ANKARA - A Turkish Airlines plane en route to Sao Paulo made an emergency landing in Morocco Sunday after a bomb warning, an airline official told AFP.

The plane landed at Casablanca Airport after taking off from Istanbul, the official told AFP.

"The security check is underway in the plane. When completed, it will resume its journey to Sao Paulo," the official said on condition of anonymity.

Local media reports said bomb disposal experts were searching the A340-type plane carrying 229 passengers.