China’s plane makes emergency landing after hoax bomb threat

A Chinese domestic passenger plane made an emergency landing following a bomb threat, which turned out to be a hoax.

Updated: Feb 21, 2013, 11:58 AM IST

Beijing: A Chinese domestic passenger plane made an emergency landing early Thursday morning following a bomb threat, which turned out to be a hoax.

The airport of Hefei, the capital of eastern Anhui province, received a warning via telephone at around midnight, shortly after the flight ZH9786 bound for Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, departed from the airport, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The plane landed at the airport of Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province.

A strict examination of the aircraft did not find any explosives, the report said.

PTI