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China Southern Airlines flight forced to make emergency landing after fire alarm goes off

Plane bound for Guilin lands safely in Hunan capital, carrier says

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 November, 2017, 11:24pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 November, 2017, 1:23am

A China Southern Airlines flight from Nanjing was forced to make an emergency landing in Changsha on Monday night after a fire alarm went off on board.

The CZ6406 flight was originally bound for the southern city of Guilin in Guangxi but was diverted to the Hunan capital, Changsha Television reported on its Weibo account at about 10.30pm.

The flight landed safely in Changsha just before 10pm, the carrier said.

Other planes near the Changsha airport were told to make way for the flight, the report said.

The flight crew decided to make an emergency landing after the on-board fire alarm was triggered, the carrier said on Weibo at about 11pm.

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After the aircraft touched down, all 151 passengers left through the evacuation slides, the Weibo post said.

One passenger suffered a minor ankle injury on a slide.

An initial examination found no fire on the plane. The cause of the alarm is still under investigation, according to the carrier’s post.