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Hong Kong Airlines flight diverted after receiving bomb threat

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 19:45

[HONG KONG] A Hong Kong Airlines plane flying from Beijing to Hong Kong was diverted to the central Chinese city of Wuhan after getting a bomb threat.

Flight HX337, with 295 passengers and crew, landed safely at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport at 2:29 pm, more than two hours after leaving Beijing, the airline said in a statement. Everyone aboard got off the plane safely and investigators were checking the Airbus A330-200. No bomb was reported found yet.

Calls made after working hours to the Wuhan airport and the local police's media affairs office weren't immediately answered.

Last month, an Air China plane bound for Beijing was forced to land in Chongqing after a bomb threat, according to China Daily. China sentenced a man to four years in prison last December for making bomb threats to an airline, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing a court in southwestern Yunnan province.

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