Monday, July 25, 2022

IndiGo Flight Evacuated Following False Bomb Threat

On Thursday, an IndiGo flight scheduled to take off from Jayprakash Narayan Airport (PAT) in Patna was grounded after a passenger claimed to be carrying a bomb in his bag. Authorities detained the passenger and conducted a thorough check on all bags onboard the flight, finding no signs of any explosive material. The flight, bound for Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), was later canceled as a precautionary measure.

IndiGo flight 6E 2126 is a scheduled service from Patna, the capital city of the Indian state of Bihar, to DEL. The flight was to be operated by a 6-year-old Airbus A320neo aircraft registered as VT-ITL, leaving PAT at 2020 hours local time for a 2210 arrival into the national capital. All times are IST.

However, the passenger called out the bomb threat shortly after boarding was complete. Naturally, the plane wasn’t allowed to depart, and all passengers were deboarded. Security officials stationed at the airport were alerted along with the bomb disposal squad, which later checked all bags and the entire aircraft.

Even sniffer dogs were called in, but no bomb was found, and the plane was declared safe after around three hours of investigating. Nevertheless, flight number 2126 was canceled, which meant further inconvenience for the traumatized passengers. The local police detained the unruly passenger, and several reports emerged saying he was mentally unstable. Another passenger claimed he was taken to the hospital along with his parents.

24/07/22 Simple Flying

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