A plane going from Cairo to Beijing has made an emergency landing after an explosion threat.The EgyptAir plane has landed in Uzbekistan and is being searched, according to Uzbek state. The plane made an emergency landing after the authorities received an anonymous tip-off about explosives on board.
There were 118 passengers and 17 crew members on board, all of whom were evacuated. Later, Egyptian aviation sources told Reuters the bomb threat turned out to be a hoax.
It comes less than a month after Egyptair flight MS804 disappeared over the sea on its way from Paris to Cairo. Investigation into that crash is still ongoing, but a terrorist act is being discussed as one of the theories behind the tragedy.