Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb scare .




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BERLIN (Reuters) – A Germanwings flight bound for was evacuated late on Sunday due to a bomb threat, the airline said.

Germanwings, a unit of German airline Lufthansa, has been in the spotlight since one of its planes crashed into a mountain in the Alps last month, killing everyone on board.

Germanwings said the pilot of Flight 4U 826 to Milan was taxiing to the runway when he received a call the air traffic tower at Cologne/Bonn to abort the flight.

Passengers and crew vacated the Airbus A320 in an orderly fashion, it said, adding federal had received the bomb threat.

A total of 132 people were aboard the , including 126 passengers and six crew members, Spiegel-Online reported.

An examination of the baggage and the aircraft itself yielded results, Germanwings said in a separate statement later on Sunday evening.

A for Cologne/Bonn could not immediately be reached for comment. The federal did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Germanwings said passengers would be able to fly to Milan on a different aircraft on Sunday night while the searched has been cleared for air traffic.

Lufthansa has faced questions about its pilot screening process since the March 24 Germanwings crash which appears to have been caused by a co-pilot suffered depression and deliberately steered the into a mountain.