Two Chinese flights were grounded in as many days due to threats that turned out to be fake. Shenzhen Airlines flight ZH9706 out of the city of Xiangyang was on its way to Shenzhen on Thursday evening when it had to alter its flight path due to a threatening phone call that was received by the airline. The place was diverted and landed about 200 miles southeast of Xiangyang, where it was thoroughly inspected. However, nothing dangerous was found in the aircraft or the passengers' luggage.
This was the second flight to experience a threaten that was relayed to them via the American government. The previous day, Air China flight CA981 bound for New York, departed Beijing, but was forced to return. The aircraft and passengers' luggage were searched, but nothing was found. Despite the fact that airlines around the world receive fake threats occasionally and that there is no evidence that these two incidents are related, people are nervous, which has been evident across the social networks.
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