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EgyptAir Plane Bomb Threat

An EgyptAir aircraft made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan because of a bomb threat.

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On Wednesday 8 June 2016, an EgyptAir aircraft made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan because of a bomb threat. However, no bomb was found in the plane which was flying to Beijing.

Both the aircraft, the crew and the 135 passengers were searched by explosives experts and four hours later, the plane took off for China.

According to the officials, an anonymous caller called security agents at the Cairo airport to inform them about a bomb on EgyptAir Flight 955. After being contacted by the agents, the aircraft made an emergency landing in the town of Urgench.

Thomas Ranner / AP

The incident came some weeks after the EgyptAir flight incident in the Mediterranean Sea. The aircraft, while going to Cairo from Paris, crashed into the sea and all the 66 passengers were killed. Egyptian officials believe that it was an act of terror. The search for the black box, though, is still underway.

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