Japan Jetstar bomb threat: Flight makes emergency landing at Chubu airport
An airplane made an emergency landing in central Japan on Saturday morning after receiving an apparent bomb threat, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing police sources.
Budget carrier Jetstar received a call at 6 a.m. Japan time from a man saying he had put a bomb on the aircraft, NHK reported, citing its police sources.
The domestic flight from Tokyo’s Narita airport to the southwestern city of Fukuoka was diverted to Chubu Airport, a Chubu Airport spokesperson told CNN.
At least one person was injured in the incident, NHK reported, adding that no explosives have been found on board as yet.
Pictures shared on social media show an Airbus A320, operated by Jetstar, with chutes deployed and passengers evacuated around the aircraft.
The Chubu Airport spokesperson said the incident is being investigated and the airport has suspended flights.