Mumbai: IndiGo flight grounded after bomb threat call

Mumbai

15 Dec 2018

Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo flight grounded after bomb threat call

An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow via Delhi was grounded today after receiving a bomb threat call, airport sources said.

The aircraft was taken to an isolated bay for a secondary ladder point check after a Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) found the threat as specific, the sources said.

The plane was declared "safe" by the security agencies later.

Here's more.

Details

Woman passenger informed authorities about the bomb

Woman passenger informed authorities about the bomb

The flight was scheduled to depart at 6.05 am. It was immediately not clear as to how many passengers were on board.

A woman passenger traveling to Delhi on GoAir flight G8 329 approached an IndiGo check-in counter at T1 and informed that there was a bomb in IndiGo's flight 6E 3612 (operating on Mumbai Delhi/Lucknow route), an airport source said.

Investigation

Women was questioned, IndiGo hasn't reacted yet

The source further stated that the woman passenger also showed photographs of a few people and claimed that they were a "threat to the nation".

Thereafter, CISF personnel took her to the airport police station for questioning.

A BTAC was convened in CISF Assistant Commander's office, which declared the threat a specific one, the source added.

IndiGo hasn't reacted to the development yet.

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