Five passengers injured in the evacuation of a Japanese plane

Five passengers injured in the evacuation of a Japanese plane

AA/ Ankara/ Islameddin Sajid

At least five passengers were lightly injured on Saturday during their evacuation from a Japanese airliner after an emergency landing due to a bomb threat.

According to local news agency Kyodo, a Japanese plane made an emergency landing at Japan’s Chubu airport on Saturday after a bomb threat, but police found nothing.

An airliner operated by budget airline “Jetstar” made an emergency landing after 7:30 a.m. on Saturday (22:30 GMT Friday).

“The plane was heading, as part of a domestic flight, from Narita airport near the capital, Tokyo, to Fukuoka airport in the southwest of the country,” the agency added.

Narita Airport received a call from a man from Germany at around 6:20 a.m., claiming, in English, that he had planted a 100-kilogram plastic bomb in the cargo hold of a Jetstar plane, according to the same source.

Local authorities temporarily closed the runway, which delayed and canceled some flights, but police could not find any suspicious items on the plane, which had 136 passengers and 6 crew members on board.

According to Kyodo, at least 5 passengers were slightly injured during their evacuation from the plane, while no one was taken to hospital.

*Translated from Arabic by Mal├Ęk Jomni

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