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Hong Kong airport workers discover firecrackers on United Airlines aircraft.

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During a routine sweep of a United Airlines aircraft which had landed at Hong Kong airport after a flight from Chicago, airport workers discovered seven firecrackers in the toilet of the aircraft.

The firecrackers, which were without fuses and other detonating devices, are believed to have been abandoned by one of the 300 passengers aboard the flight. Police and airport officials have dismissed any security fears but did, however, contact counterparts in the US about the incident.

The aircraft was allowed to continue its flight schedule as there were no signs that the firecrackers were used to sabotage the aircraft, reported Reuters.

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