Cathay Pacific plane forced to make emergency landing over fire warning

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A Cathay Pacific flight from London to Hong Kong was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia because of a possible fire onboard. In a statement, the airline said: “Cathay Pacific Flight CX250 from London Heathrow to Hong Kong was diverted to Novosibirsk International Airport in Russia approximately six hours into its journey due to a signal in the flight deck that indicated a possible fire in the aft cargo hold. Passengers were being accommodated at hotels near the airport. Cabin crew were also providing necessary support, the airline added.

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