KUWAIT – A German plane carrying 299 passengers made an emergency landing in Kuwait on Sunday over a hoax bomb threat, authorities in the Gulf emirate said.
The plane from Salalah heading to Cologne was Eurowings flight No. EW117, an Airbus A330-203.
The state-run KUNA news agency of Kuwait said all the passengers on board were evacuated after the incident.
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“(The flight) made an emergency landing at Kuwait International Airport because of suspicion that there might be a bomb on board … preliminary investigations are being carried out to determine if the aircraft is free of explosives,” a statement published on state news agency KUNA said.