An Indian airliner made an emergency landing in Malaysia on Thursday over a bomb scare, but fear turned to puzzlement once authorities discovered the contents of a suspicious package: three golden bars.
The pilot of the IndiGo budget airline flight from Singapore to Chennai in India diverted to Malaysia early Thursday after a crew member found the package in the toilet.
A Malaysian fire and rescue team that inspected the package at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) found it contained three bars weighing less than 1kg combined.
They were believed to be gold but authorities did not confirm that.
After evacuating the more than 100 passengers, a search found nothing dangerous.
"It was not chemicals. It was bars of gold-coloured metal wrapped up in cloth," said Sani Harul, a fire official.
The airliner later resumed its flight to India. The case is being investigated.
"We questioned the crew, but no passengers, as the yellow-coloured items were found in the toilet, not in anyone's possession," police official Zaldino Zaludin said.