GoAir flight lands under bomb threat in Kolkata, declared hoax

A Delhi-Kolkata GoAir flight G8 127 made an emergency landing at Kolkata airport on Tuesday after a bomb threat letter.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Nov 08, 2017, 00:51 AM IST
GoAir flight lands under bomb threat in Kolkata, declared hoax
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New Delhi: A Delhi-Kolkata GoAir flight G8 127 made an emergency landing at Kolkata airport on Tuesday after a bomb threat letter.

Official sources said flight G8-127 landed at the Kolkata airport around 9:30 pm after the pilot informed the ground authorities about a bomb threat.

The plane was taken to an isolated bay at the airport after which regular security procedures were followed, they said, PTI reported.

A bomb threat assessment committee later declared the threat as hoax, officials said.

Meanwhile, in another incident National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said it had taken over the case wherein Jet Airways Mumbai-Delhi flight was diverted to Ahmedabad on October 30 following a security threat.

NIA official said the case was taken over by the agency as Gujarat Police registered the case under the anti-hijacking law and arrested Birju Kishore Salla, a Mumbai-based diamond businessman, as per IANS.

The flight 9W-339, with 122 passengers, including seven crew, made an emergency landing at the Ahmedabad airport after a letter warning about a hijack and bomb threat was discovered in the plane`s toilet. 

The pilot had alerted the Ahmedabad airport authorities about the threat letter, reported to be in Urdu and English.

The plane was taken to a remote bay at Ahmedabad airport and all passengers disembarked and screened. It was later cleared for take-off.

(With Agency inputs)