The Airbus A330 had just passed Shiraz at 38,000 feet when the pilot decided to change course and head for Kuwait, rather than land in Iran. Following the emergency landing, security officials found no evidence of a bomb and said the claim was a hoax.
The 287 passengers and 10 crew members were due to be flown from Kuwait to Cologne following the emergency.
The aircraft was about two hours into its flight when the emergency was declared.
Eurowings said the flight was a charter for tour company FTI. The plane was diverted to Kuwait ‘for security reasons and in consultation with the relevant authorities‘.
Eurowings is a subsidiary of German air carrier Lufthansa.
Tal Muscal, a spokesman for Lufthansa, confirmed the flight was diverted and that no explosives were found on the plane. Source: Daily Mail: German Eurowings plane from Oman lands in Kuwait after bomb threat