US jetliner in emergency landing
BEIJING - An American Northwest Airlines passenger jet was forced into an emergency landing in China after a threatening note was found on board, the official
Xinhua news agency reported.
Flight NWA 087 to Beijing from Detroit made the unscheduled stop at Tianjin airport, about 160 km from Beijing, at around 7 pm local time, said the agency.
Northwest Airlines' Tokyo office reported the threatening letter to the Chinese authorities two hours earlier, at around 5 pm local time, the agency said.
Chinese police were said to have searched the plane but uncovered nothing suspicious.
No details about the note were given but an investigation is under way. --AFP