More than 100 passengers were evacuated on Friday from a flight headed to New Zealand from a regional Australian airport after a note containing a hoax bomb threat was found before it took off, police said.
The flight operated by Freedom Air, a budget subsidiary of Air New Zealand, was due to take off from the Coolangatta airport in northern Queensland state for New Zealand when a passenger found an apparently threatening note.
"It was a hoax," Australian Federal Police (AFP) spokesman Nicholas Pedley said.
Pedley said all 107 passengers were evacuated from the plane and all were safe. The plane was towed away from the terminal to a remote corner of the airport and searched, he said.
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