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Bomb hoax on Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Beijing leads to emergency evacuation

No arrests have been made so far

cathayf Representative image | Reuters

A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Beijing underwent full-scale emergency evacuation after it received a bomb threat on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks No one on board was injured, the Global Times reported. 

The police received a report that a bomb was placed on the aircraft departing from Hong Kong to Beijing. It turned out to be a bomb hoax. The police haven’t made any arrests yet. The airlines said that an emergency slide was deployed to evacuate passengers and crew safely from Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A330. The maximum penalty for making a false bomb threat is a fine of HK$150,000 (S$26,000) and five years in jail.

Some of the passengers reported minor injuries in the evacuation process and were provided appropriate medical care. About 30 passengers were on board.

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