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Japan cancels 63 flights due to bomb threats


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TOKYO, January 7 – After the emergency landing of low-cost carrier Jetstar at Japan’s Chubu Airport, 63 flights in the country were canceled due to bomb threats, and four more had to change destinations, the Nippon TV network news service reported.
On Saturday morning, a Jetstar plane was on its way from Narita Airport near Tokyo to Fukuoka in the south of the country. Then, Narita Airport receives a call from Germany and a male voice in English called the flight number, warning that a plastic bomb has been planted in the baggage compartment.
As a result, the plane made an emergency landing at Chubu Airport, Aichi Prefecture. In total, there were 136 passengers and six crew members on board. During the evacuation, five people sustained scratches and bruises.

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Police searched the ship and the baggage compartment, but no explosives were found. Due to the emergency landing, the runway was closed for 4.5 hours.

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