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EgyptAir plane to Beijing resumes flight after hoax bomb emergency landing

EgyptAir officials had earlier said Cairo airport received an anonymous call three hours after flight MS 955 took off heading from the Egyptian capital to China claiming bomb onboard

Reuters , Wednesday 8 Jun 2016
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EgyptAir flight MS955 resumed on Wednesday its flight to Beijing after a hoax anonymous bomb call caused it to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan, the company said in a statement.

An anonymous call to security officials at Cairo International Airport claimed that there is a bomb onboard Airbus flight MS 955 three hours after its takeoff, EgyptAir officials told state news agency MENA.

The call prompted aviation officials to instruct the pilot to land in the nearest airport, the officials told MENA.

They said the plane, which was carrying 118 passengers and 17 crew members, had been evacuated and searched. No explosives were found, they said.

EgyptAir has received a number of bomb threats since one of its aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean on 19 May. All have turned out to be hoaxes.

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Allen
08-06-2016 03:45pm
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The Muslim brotherhoods ever present need to harm Egyptians and Egypt.
Then they crawl here on A.O. to try to convince us how terrible things are because of President Sisi.
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