AI plane makes emergency landing after bomb threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 00:18

New Delhi: A Mumbai-Delhi Air India flight,
with 117 passengers and six crew members on board, on Tuesday night
landed under emergency condition at the airport here following
a bomb threat.

Soon after AI-888 took off from Mumbai at 7:00 pm, the
Air India call centre there received a phone call from an
anonymous person saying the aircraft was carrying a baggage
which had a bomb.

The pilot of Airbus A-319 was asked by the Mumbai ATC to
land at the nearest airport. However, since it was nearing
Delhi, the plane landed at IGI airport at 8.57 pm and was
immediately taken to the isolation bay.

The passengers were de-boarded by 9.15 pm as the police
and security personnel searched the plane and the baggage for
the explosive.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 00:18

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