Bomb Threat Forces Back China-Bound Plane

Japanese authorities believe threat to Air China is Olympics-related
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 8, 2008 5:44 AM CDT
Security guards and their dogs walk near the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Japanese authorities believe a threat to Air China was Olympic-related.   (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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(Newser) – A bomb threat emailed to Air China's Tokyo offices today forced a Shanghai-bound passenger jet to make an emergency return to Japan, reports AP. Four other flights were delayed. The email threatened to "bomb the aircraft" if fllghts were not suspended, according to a transport offical. "We suspect this is a threat related to the Olympics," said the official, who declined to say if any particular group was suspected.