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China Southern Airlines Flight Bound For London Runs Out Of Fuel, Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

03/08/2015 16:40 BST | Updated 03/08/2015 17:59 BST
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A China Southern Airlines Co. aircraft takes off at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, June 22, 2015. Australia's central bank reiterated the need for deeper currency declines to balance economic growth that's predicted to remain below average until the latter part of 2016. 'A lower exchange rate would have an immediate beneficial effect on some sectors such as tourism,' the Reserve Bank said in minutes of its June policy meeting. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A passenger flight bound for London was forced to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam on Monday after running out of fuel.

China Southern Airlines flight CZ303 was reportedly told to avoid Chinese military activity after taking off from Gangzhou shortly before 9.30am local time.

It is believed that the Boeing 787 did not have enough fuel to reach its destination of London Heathrow.

It is not yet known how many passengers were on board the flight.

The flight tracking portal states that the China Southern plane was scheduled to land at London Heathrow at 3.10pm, but it had to be diverted.

Those concerned are advised to contact the airline.

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