Jetstar plane forced to make an emergency landing in Japan after receiving bomb threat


Jetstar flight with 149 passengers onboard is forced to make an emergency landing in Japan after receiving a bomb threat

  • A Jetstar flight with 149 passengers received a bomb threat and landed in Japan
  • Aircraft was travelling from Narita airport near Tokyo to Fukuoka on Saturday
  • No injuries were reported with passengers forced to use the emergency slides
  • Landing forced Chubu Airport to temporarily suspend takeoffs and landings  

A Jetstar flight has been forced to make an emergency landing in central Japan after receiving a bomb threat, according to local media.

The aircraft was reportedly travelling 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, however footage posted to social media appeared to show passengers disembarking via emergency slides and walking across the tarmac.

A Jetstar plane holding 149 passengers has been forced to make an emergency landing in central Japan after receiving a bomb threat on Saturday

The broadcaster said 149 passengers had made reservations for the flight.

NHK said police had received information of the threat and that the emergency landing prompted Chubu Airport to temporarily suspend takeoffs and landings.

Jetstar Airways has stakes in sister airlines Jetstar Asia Airways and Jetstar Japan, which is joint owned by Qantas, Japan Airlines and Tokyo Century Corporation.

Jetstar has been contacted for comment.

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