China Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Bomb Threat

A woman from Chongqing has been detained after telling the pilot of her Xinjiang-bound plane that there was a bomb on board. From AFP:

Police detained the 27-year-old woman passenger after she threatened to detonate a bomb during the China United Airlines flight from Beijing to Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi, Xinhua reported.

The plane, which was carrying 160 passengers and 10 crew and made an emergency landing at Gansu’s Jiayuguan Airport, left again six hours later after no explosives were found.

“A woman threatened the plane staff, saying ‘many people will die, there is TNT on the plane’,” Xinhua quoted the Jiayuguan head of public security, Chang Shaoyuan, as saying.

The woman, surnamed Wang and from the southwest mega-city of Chongqing, told police she had a problem with her boyfriend and was flying to Xinjiang to talk to him, the report said.

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