CAIRO, 8th June, 2016 (WAM) — An EgyptAir passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan after receiving a call claiming that a bomb was on board, two Egyptian aviation officials have said.

They said it was a false bomb threat and that all 118 passengers and 17 crew on Flight MS955 from Cairo to Beijing were safely evacuated from the aircraft. No explosives were found, they added.

“The plane is preparing to resume its journey. It was a hoax,” the Associated Press news agency said, quoting one of the officials.

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