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Warsaw-bound plane makes emergency landing in Bucharest over bomb threat

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BUCHAREST (Reuters) – A flight operated by low-cost carrier Wizz Air from Kutaisi, Georgia, to Warsaw made an emergency landing on Thursday in Romania’s capital due to a bomb threat, Romanian officials said.

The plane landed at around 1320 GMT and its 173 passengers were evacuated immediately.

“The bomb threat was (flagged) from the Kutaisi airport by a woman (who) gave very precise details,” Bucharest Airport spokesman Valentin Iordache told reporters.

Iordache added the checks were expected to be completed by around 1700 GMT.

(Reporting by Luiza Ilie; Writing by Luiza Ilie and Joanna Plucinska; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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