A passenger jet made an emergency landing in the Sultanate of Oman after its captain received word there was a bomb on board, the airline and Oman News Agency said on Wednesday.
The Kenyan Airways Boeing 767 was flying over the southern area of Oman on Tuesday night when its captain received the bomb warning from Nairobi airport, Kenya, the agency reported.
The plane made an emergency landing at Salala airport, some 1000 kilometers south of the Omani capital of Muscat.
"Experts then searched the plane thoroughly and deemed the alarm a hoax," the agency reported.
Meanwhile, in Nairobi, a Kenyan Airways spokesman said the airline received a call saying there was a bomb on the airplane. The spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the call was a hoax.
The plane, which had 73 passengers and 12 crewmembers aboard, was flying from Nairobi to Dubai. The plane landed in Dubai in the early hours of Wednesday, a Kenyan Airlines official in Dubai said. (Albawaba.com)