A Turkish Airlines flight from Ankara to Erzincan was delayed due to a phone call about an explosive device aboard, the local newspaper Hurriyet reported March 30.
Passengers were evacuated from the aircraft.
Reportedly, no explosive device was found on board the plane and the bomb alert was false.
An investigation into the incident has revealed that players of the local soccer team Erzincansporlu are responsible for the false bomb report.
They have been detained by the police.