China Southern B752 near Lanzhou on Oct 8th 2012, terrorist hoax

Last Update: October 8, 2012 / 16:22:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-680

Departure
Urumqi, China

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-2813

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A China Southern Boeing 757-200, registration B-2813 performing flight CZ-680 from Urumqi to Beijing (China) with 186 passengers and 10 crew, was enroute near Lanzhou (China) when authorities received information a passenger on board was planning a terrorist attack. The aircraft was diverted to Lanzhou for a safe landing and taxied to a remote parking stand.

A search of aircraft and passengers revealed no suspicious items.

Authorities reported the information was subsequently identified as fabricated, the person submitting that information has been arrested.

The aircraft, enroute from Istanbul (Turkey) to Beijing via Urumqi, was released to continue the flight and is estimated to reach Beijing with a delay of 6.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-680

Departure
Urumqi, China

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-2813

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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