German Plane makes emergency landing in Chania due to bomb threat


Chania airport

A German passenger plane was forced to land at Chania, on the island of Crete on Thursday after reporting a bomb threat.

Condor Airways confirmed that flight DE69 from Egypt's Hurghada to Dusseldorf made an unscheduled landing at Chania for safety reasons.

On board were 273 passengers and aircraft tracking websites showed Condor Flight DE69 was diverted to Chania airport after two hours in the air.

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The passengers were taken to nearby hotels before they resume their journey on Friday.

Bomb disposal experts and police sniffer dogs were investigating the aircraft, according to local media.

Greek media reported the plane was escorted by two F16 fighter jets.

Condor is Germany's second-largest commercial airline. Hurghada is a tourist destination on the Red Sea coast.