EVA Air plane target of chemical weapons threat: official

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/27
By: Wen Kui-hsiang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, May 27 (CNA) An EVA Air flight from Taipei to Los Angeles arrived safely at 201505270005t0001Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday morning Taipei time after someone called in saying chemical weapons were on board, a Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) official reported Wednesday.

Han Chen-hua (韓振華), a CAA section chief, said that EVA Air reported to the CAA that it was notified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that chemical weapons may be aboard the plane and that the aircraft and the 305 passengers on board were being checked.

Han said several anonymous calls threatening international flights as they headed to airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts have also been received by American authorities in recent days.     [FULL  STORY]

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