Thursday, March 24, 2016

After Jet Airways,bomb hoax in 11 IndiGo flights

New Delhi: A day after five Jet Airways flights reported bomb threats, 11 IndiGo flights, too, faced similar threats on Wednesday. Police said most of these flights had departed from IGI airport to different locations, while one coming from Jammu was isolated immediately on landing.
Police said an anonymous caller, claiming he was from the US, rang up the airline's call centre in Chennai said he had overheard two Pakistanis talk about a possible attack. The said flights were thoroughly scanned at the destination airports. But a meeting of the Bomb Threat Assessment Committee was called immediately at Terminal 1D.
"The caller identified the eleven flights as Delhi-Kolkata 6E 591, Delhi-Chandigarh 6E 516, Delhi-Chennai 6E 443, Ahmedabad-Kolkata 6E 135, Delhi-Mumbai-Kochi 6E 223, Chennai-Mumbai-Delhi 6E 612, Delhi-Goa 6E 329, Guwahati-Delhi 6E 571, Delhi-Goa 6E 161, Delhi-Baroda 6E 734 and Srinagar-Jammu-Delhi 6E 853. He claimed to be calling from the US. Subsequently, the flights were grounded after the ATC and security agencies concerned were alerted," said a senior police officer.
"Flight 6E 853 was taken to the isolation bay and all passengers were evacuated. A detailed search was conducted for over four hours and then the plane was declared clean. It took off for Pune around 7pm," the officer said.
23/03/16 Times of India
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