Chinese plane makes emergency landing over false alarm

Beijing, March 11: A flight from Shanghai to Beijing was forced to land at an airport in Jinan in China’s Shandong province after a fire alarm on board went off in error late Monday.

The HO 1253 aircraft operated by Juneyao Airlines left Shanghai at 6.51 p.m. and was expected in Beijing at 8.20 p.m.. The flight was forced to land in Jinan at 8.22 p.m., Xinhua reported.

ccording to a member of staff surnamed Song of Yaoqiang Airport in Jinan, the false fire alarm on the Airbus 320 came from the forepart of the cargo hold.

The carrier has sent another flight to Jinan to take passengers to Beijing.

–Indo-Asian New Service

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