Bomb scare to Delhi-Bangalore flight turns out to be hoax

Bangalore: A bomb threat to an Indigo Airlines flight from Delhi that sent the security personnel at the Bengaluru International Airport into a tizzy with 150 passengers being evacuated, turned out to be a hoax today, a senior police official said.

An alert about a bomb being on board the flight was received from Delhi airport prompting security officials to evacuate the passengers and tow the aircraft, that landed at 12:30 pm, to an isolated parking bay for checks by bomb detection and disposal squad and sniffer dogs.

A thorough check of the plane and the passengers showed that the scare was a hoax, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East Division) Basavaraj Malagatti told PTI.

All the passengers who were detained were permitted to leave the airport and the flight was also "given the green signal for its next schedule", Malagatti said.