Fire crackers pass security screening in Sanya, declared onboard Air China
In the meantime a full scale bomb alert response had been mounted, the aircraft was directed to a remote area, passengers needed to disembark, collect their checked luggage and go through security again, the aircraft was searched without any further explosives found and finally continued reaching Beijing with a delay of 3.5 hours.
Passengers raised the question on China’s Weibo service (similiar to Twitter) how the fire crackers made it through security screening in Sanya.
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