Jetstar plane forced to make emergency landing in Japan after bomb threat
A Jetstar flight with 149 passengers is forced to make an emergency landing in Japan following a bomb threat
- A Jetstar flight carrying 149 passengers received a bomb threat and landed in Japan
- The plane was en route from Narita Airport near Tokyo to Fukuoka on Saturday
- No injuries were reported as passengers were forced to use the evacuation slides
- The landing forced Chubu Airport to temporarily suspend takeoffs and landings
A Jetstar flight was forced to make an emergency landing in central Japan after receiving a bomb threat, according to local media.
The plane was reportedly en route from Narita Airport near Tokyo to Fukuoka on Saturday when it was forced to divert to Aichi Prefecture, public broadcaster NHK said.
No injuries were reported, but footage released to social media appeared to show passengers exiting via evacuation slides and walking across the tarmac.
A Jetstar plane carrying 149 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in central Japan on Saturday after receiving a bomb threat
The plane reportedly flew from Narita Airport near Tokyo to Fukuoka on Saturday (pictured, crowds in Akihabara, Tokyo).
The broadcaster said 149 passengers made reservations for the flight.
NHK said police received information about the threat and the forced landing prompted Chubu Airport to temporarily suspend takeoffs and landings.
Jetstar Airways has interests in sister airlines Jetstar Asia Airways and Jetstar Japan, jointly owned by Qantas, Japan Airlines and Tokyo Century Corporation.
A Jetstar spokesman said: “A Jetstar Japan flight from Tokyo (Narita) to Fukuoka was diverted to Chubu Airport and normally landed at 7:41 am local time today following a potential security incident.
“As a precaution, the passengers got out via emergency slides. We know that this would have been distressing for passengers and we thank them for their cooperation.
“Our teams are supporting them and are working to get them off the ground as quickly as possible. Jetstar Japan is also working closely with Chubu Airport and local authorities to investigate the situation.’
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