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BOMB threat on Moscow-Goa Azur Air flight with over 200 passengers, plane isolated at IAF airbase in Jamnagar

The charter flight operated by Russian air carrier Azur Air was travelling from Russia to India and was isolated at an Indian Air Force base in Jamnagar. 

BOMB threat on Moscow-Goa Azur Air flight with over 200 passengers, plane isolated at IAF airbase in Jamnagar

A Moscow-Goa charter flight made an emergency landing in Jamnagar of Gujarat after a bomb threat on Monday night, said Gujarat Police. The flight operated by Russian air carrier Azur Air was travelling from Russia to India and was isolated at an Indian Air Force base in Jamnagar.  The flight was carrying over 200 passengers and crew members and all of them were safely deplaned at the IAF base, said Russian Embassy. The Embassy was alerted by Indian authorities about alleged bomb scare on the Azur Air flight. The Aircraft is under isolation bay and further investigation is underway, Airport officials told ANI.

All 244 passengers on-board Moscow-Goa chartered flight de-boarded at the airport after the aircraft landed safely at the airport at around 9.49 pm, Jamnagar Airport Director to ANI.

The National Security Guard (NSG) were called to search the plane and they found nothing suspicious onboard the Moscow-Goa chartered flight. According to the airport director, the flight will depart from Jamnagar to Goa between 10.30 am and 11 am on January 10 (Tuesday).

Meanwhile, security forces carried out an intensive search of the passengers onboard the Moscow-Goa chartered flight.

Earlier, the security agencies cordoned off the airport for 9 hours. A total of 236 passengers and eight crew members were on the flight. They said all passengers were safely evacuated and escorted to the lounge inside the terminal building.

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