October 25, 2018 / 3:29 PM / a month ago

Warsaw-bound plane makes emergency landing in Bucharest over bomb threat

BUCHAREST, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A flight operated by low-cost carrier Wizz Air from Kutaisi, Georgia, to Warsaw made an emergency landing on Thursday in Romania’s capital due to a bomb threat, Romanian officials said.

The plane landed at around 1320 GMT and its 173 passengers were evacuated immediately.

“The bomb threat was (flagged) from the Kutaisi airport by a woman (who) gave very precise details,” Bucharest Airport spokesman Valentin Iordache told reporters.

Iordache added the checks were expected to be completed by around 1700 GMT.

Reporting by Luiza Ilie Writing by Luiza Ilie and Joanna Plucinska Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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