EgyptAir says security threat to Beijing-bound flight confirmed as hoax

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Posted: Jun 08, 2016 3:30 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - EgyptAir said on Wednesday that a security threat which forced a Beijing-bound flight to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan was a hoax.

The plane is preparing to resume its trip, the EgyptAir statement said.

(Reporting by Lin Noueihed; Editing Ahmed Aboulenein)