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Plane makes emergency landing at central Japan airport after bomb threat

中部空港が滑走路の運用を再開 爆破予告で一時閉鎖

Chubu Airport, Jan 07 (NHK) - A bomb threat has forced a passenger plane operated by budget carrier Jetstar Japan to make an emergency landing at an airport in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.

The plane landed at Chubu Airport shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. It was heading from Narita Airport near Tokyo for Fukuoka Airport in southwestern Japan.

The carrier says 136 passengers and six crewmembers were on the plane. They escaped using emergency slides. Airport officials say five people were injured while evacuating.

Sources close to the matter say Narita Airport received a call from Germany at around 6:20 a.m. and a man's voice said in English he had planted a 100-kilogram plastic bomb in the cargo room of the Jetstar plane.

They say the caller demanded to talk with a manager, warning he would detonate the bomb otherwise.

Police say no suspicious object has been found so far.

The airport closed its runway due to the incident, but operations resumed several hours later. ...continue reading

Jan 07 (ANNnewsCH) - 成田発福岡行きのジェットスター・ジャパンの航空機が爆破予告電話のため7日朝愛知県の中部空港に緊急着陸しました。乗客が脱出する際にけがをしたとみられます。  ...continue reading

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