EgyptAir plane resumes flight to China after bomb threat
08 June 2016, 15:01
Cairo – Egyptian officials say an EgyptAir aircraft that made an
emergency landing in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight
They say no bomb was found after the Airbus A-330-220 and its
passengers were searched and the plane took off for the Chinese capital four
hours after it landed on Wednesday at the airport in the town of Urgench, about
840km west of the Uzbek capital, Tashkent.
According to the officials, an anonymous caller telephoned
security agents at the Cairo airport to say a bomb was on board the flight. The
agents immediately contacted the aircraft and ordered it to land at the nearest
airport, they said.
They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not
authorised to speak to the media.