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Plane diverted after threat


Plane diverted after threat

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The United Arab Emirates state news agency says a commercial plane was diverted to a military airbase in Dubai after a passenger said the plane would explode.

The WAM news agency said early Monday that the Air Arabia flight from Kuwait was boarded by authorities after landing at al-Minhad air base, which is on the outskirts of Dubai.

The news agency says authorities “took the appropriate standard procedures to deal with the situation”, without elaborating.

Air Arabia is a budget carrier based in the emirate of Sharjah. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.