10:30 GMT12 July 2020
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    Representatives of the carrier Scoot specified that the incident took place on an Airbus 320 en route to Singapore from Cebu, Philippines.

    Two F-15 fighter jets belonging to Singaporean air force were scrambled to escort a passenger aircraft operated by the local carrier Scoot due to an emergency; it was reported that a bomb had been planted on board, the city-state's Minister of Defence Ng Eng Hen said on his Facebook page on Sunday.

    An inspection of the aircarft revealed that the reported threat was a false alarm.

    The plane carried 144 passengers and 6 crew members, none of whom sustained any injuries.

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    Local police are now investigating the case.

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