False Threats Grounding Chinese Flights

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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More Chinese flights have been temporarily grounded, after airline officials reported receiving threats.

Air China said it delayed two of its Beijing-bound flights, from Lhasa and Nanchang, due to threats made in phone calls. Security officials checked both planes and the flight from Lhasa was allowed to depart.

Monday, a China Southern Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Gansu province's Lanzhou city after getting a threat.

Police searched the plane and detained a man suspected of making the threat.