EgyptAir plane lands in Uzbekistan's Urgench due to bomb threat

EgyptAir plane lands in Uzbekistan's Urgench due to bomb threat

An EgyptAir plane heading from Cairo to Beijing has landed in Uzbekistan due to a bomb threat, EgyptAir sources said.

The plane made an emergency landing after Cairo airport authorities received an anonymous tip about a bomb on board the airliner.

Uzbekistan Airways confirmed that an Egyptian plane had landed in Uzbekistan's Urgench and all passengers and crew were evacuated. The airliner is now located in a safe zone where it is being investigated by experts.

"On the morning of June 8, information was received about a possible explosive device on board an А-330-220 airliner belonging to an Egyptian air carrier and heading from Cairo to Beijing. Seventeen crew members and 118 passengers were on board the plane," Trend cited the Uzbek carrier's press service as saying.

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