Authorities did not find any toxic substances on a Transaero plane being investigated in connection with the poisoning death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, a company official said Thursday.
Irena Borodulina, a spokeswoman for the Russian airline, said authorities searched one of her company's planes - and that it had been cleared of radiation contamination. "Local security did not find on Transaero planes any toxic substance," she said. It was not immediately possible to confirm this with the Home Office.
British airports operator BAA also said the Transaero flight had been cleared.
"Transaero airlines flight UN333 landed at 11:21 this morning from Moscow at Heathrow Airport. The Boeing 737 400 aircraft has now been cleared by the authorities and BAA have been advised there is no risk to passengers," the operator said in a statement.
British authorities found traces of radiation on two British Airways airliners in London on Wednesday during the search for clues into Litvinenko's death.
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