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Hoax bomb threat forces Chinese plane to land

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 15:54

Beijing: A Chinese plane was forced to land in the eastern Jiangxi province today after a hoax call about a bomb planted on it.

Flight JD5662 of Capital Airlines, a regional carrier, landed at 1.01 pm (local time) in Nanchang city after the airline received a call about the bomb threat, the company said in a statement.

All passengers on the plane were safe, the statement said.

The aircraft, bound for the eastern city of Hangzhou, resumed its journey some time later.
Police are investigating the incident.

First Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 15:54

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