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Bomb Scare on Israel-bound Plane

An Israel-bound Alitalia plane with 134 passengers aboard returned to Rome Airport today after Alitalia offices in Israel were warned that a bomb would explode aboard the aircraft as soon as it landed at Lod Airport. The DC-8 resumed its flight after a search in Rome yielded nothing and arrived at Lod six hours late. The bomb warning was telephoned to the company’s offices in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The caller was described as a man speaking English with an Oriental accent.