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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.

“(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.