An EgypAir flight MS955 to China was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan on Wednesday after the airline received a call claiming that there was a bomb on board, two Egyptian aviation officials announced.
They said the plane, which was carrying 118 passengers had been evacuated and searched.
According to officials, it was a false bomb alert and all the 118 passengers and 17 crew members are safe.
The plane is preparing to resume its journey. It was a hoax, thank God.
“The plane is preparing to resume its journey. It was a hoax, thank God,” the Associated Press news agency said quoting one of the officials.
Uzbekistan Airways in a statement posted on its website said the “plane successfully landed” in the western city of Urgench.
EgyptAir has received a number of bomb threats since one of its aircrafts MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19 with 66 people on board.
Authorities are still investigating the crash.