Taiwan-China flight forced to land after bomb hoax

An airliner travelling from Taiwan to China made an emergency landing after a passenger jokingly claimed he had a bomb on board, officials say.

The Taipei-Shanghai flight of Taiwan’s China Airlines landed safely in Hangzhou, eastern China, and the passenger was held for questioning.

Police then checked the man’s luggage and found no explosives.

The man – identified only as Lin – later admitted he made the comment as a joke, the officials said.

BBC News

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