Mum call centre receives bomb threat call for SA flight

Last Updated: Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:12

Melbourne: A bomb threat was reportedly
received in a Mumbai call centre for a Melbourne-bound
Singapore Airlines flight that was preparing to land here
on Thursday.

The flight SQ227 with 198 passengers and 20 crew, was
alerted to a bomb threat after a call was received in a call
centre at Mumbai, an airlines spokeswoman was qouted by the
a newspaper.

The crew alerted passengers to the potential threat.

"Once we were sure the bomb did not exist, we told
passengers the flight was under threat, but by that stage we
were quite sure it was a hoax," the Singapore Airlines
spokeswoman said, adding "With passengers and crew all safely
in Melbourne, we checked the plane thoroughly and haven`t
found anything."

"Obviously security is of the utmost concern to us. We
took the threat very seriously and involved all the
appropriate authorities who are now investigating the matter,"
she said.

"We have handed the tape of the call over to the news agency,"
she said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:12

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