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Plane makes emergency landing after package with gold bars found in toilet

Published on Feb 13, 2014 3:37 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An Indian budget airline flight from Singapore carrying 145 people was forced to make an emergency landing at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 7.30am on Thursday, after a crew member found a package in the plane's toilet.

However, a Fire and Rescue team, which inspected the package after the IndiGo aircraft landed, found that it contained just three gold bars, weighing less than 1kg.

Selangor Fire and Rescue operations assistant director Mohd Sani Harul confirmed this and the airline made the decision to land due to safety concerns.

He said the crew suspected the package contained chemicals.

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