A China Southern Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after receiving an ‘anonymous terrorist threat’ earlier today.
The Khaleej Times reports:
‘The plane landed at an airport Lanzhou in China’s northwest province of Gansu following the alert at around 1730 (0930 GMT), state-run news agency Xinhua said, quoting the airline and local security sources
The CZ680 China Southern Airlines flight had originally taken off from Istanbul in Turkey, before its scheduled arrival at Xinjiang’s provincial capital, Urumqi. It was on route for Beijing when the alert happened.’
Details are still few at this time. There was no information given on the flight number or aircraft type.
No injuries were reported.