Hoax bomb threat forces Chinese plane to land

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

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.