Air China plane makes emergency landing after bomb scare

February 25, 2015 05:22 pm | Updated 05:22 pm IST - Beijing

An Air China flight on Wednesday made an emergency landing at an airport in China’s southwest Chongqing province after a passenger claimed to have explosives on board.

The plane was travelling from Nanning, capital of China’s southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to Beijing.

As soon as the plane landed, police, ambulances and fire engines were brought in, state-run China Radio International reported.

The airline company confirmed the incident, saying it was forced to land in Chongqing airport, after a passenger claimed that an explosive device was onboard the plane, the report said.

Three passengers have been taken in by police for questioning. The remaining passengers continued their journey on to Beijing after a security check.

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