LATAM passenger plane lands prematurely due to bomb threat -Peru

LIMA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A LATAM Airlines passenger plane that departed Lima for Santiago, Chile, on Thursday was forced to land at an airport in southern Peru due to a bomb threat received by authorities in both countries, Peru's Transportation Ministry said.

No one was injured on LATAM flight 2369 and a team for deactivating explosives has been notified, the ministry said. "Right now the situation is under control," it added in a statement on Twitter. (Reporting by Maria Cervantes, editing by G Crosse)