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Flight from Georgia diverted to Romania due to bomb threat

October 25, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say a Wizz Air flight from Georgia to Poland was forced to make an emergency landing in Bucharest because of a bomb threat.

The Airbus A320 traveling from Kutaisi in Georgia to Warsaw, the Polish capital, landed safely after it was diverted to Romania on Thursday afternoon.

Henri Coanda International Airport spokesman Valentin Iordache said that after the 173 passengers got off, the plane was taken to an isolated spot on the runway where authorities searched the plane and scanned the luggage.

The plane took off for Warsaw five hours later, after Romanian authorities completed their search. Iordache said a woman made the bomb threat in a telephone call to Georgia’s Kutaisi International Airport.

Wizz Air is a Hungarian low-cost airline which mainly operates in Europe.

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