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Tongan teen deported after typing 'I have a bomb' into Air NZ messaging app

Australian citizen Meke Fifita, 19, appeared at Manukau District Court on Thursday charged with breaching the Civil Aviation Act.

He provided information to another person relating to the safety of an aircraft, knowing the information to be false, police said.

The charge was laid after emergency services scrambled to Auckland International Airport on Wednesday night due to a "threatening comment" made while the Air New Zealand A320 was taxiing to the runway.

Fifita was arrested after the plane – bound for Sydney – returned to the gate.

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on new plane

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific painted its name as "Cathay Paciic" on the side of the jet.

Eagle-eyed travellers spotted the mistake at Hong Kong International Airport and contacted the airline.

"Oops this special livery won't last long! She's going back to the shop!" the company joked on Twitter.

The airline said it was a genuine mistake, although some in the industry said it was inexplicable.

"The spacing is too on-point for a mishap," an engineer for Haeco, a sister company of the airline, told the South China Morning Post.

Woman filmed drying underwear on plane air conditioning

Passengers were puzzled but remained silent as the woman, flying from Antalya in Turkey to Moscow, unashamedly held her undies in the air for around 20 minutes.

The moment was been caught on camera, showing her flipping the briefs over every now and again to ensure they were fully dried.

Other passengers said she did not seem embarrassed by her unusual behaviour on board the Ural Airlines flight.

"Everybody was looking with interest and confusion, but everybody remained silent," one passenger said, according to the Daily Mail UK.

Malaysia to verify if debris in Maldives came from plane

Last week, Malaysia said a wing fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion was confirmed to be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The plane went missing March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Monday that it was premature to speculate whether the debris found in the Maldives is connected to Flight 370.