Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Landing permission issued for Mahan flight: Indian embassy

Tehran:  The Embassy of India in Tehran issued a statement regarding the media reports about the bomb threat Iran-China passenger plane, saying that an emergency landing permit has been issued.

After the release of reports on an alleged bombing threat onboard a Mahan Airlines flight over India and a request for an emergency landing, the Indian Embassy in Tehran in a statement announced that the Air Traffic Control in New Delhi was informed of a bomb threat to abroad Mahan air flight from Tehran to Guangzhou by Captain of the flight while overflying Indian airspace in Rajasthan, and he requested permission to land in New Delhi. 

In view of the emergency, clearance was immediately given and the captain of the aircraft was advised to proceed and cleared to land at the nearby airport of Jaipur (Rajasthan), it added.

The statement continued that the captain, however, chose not to land in Jaipur and instead opted to continue the onward journey to its final destination.

04/10/22 Mehr News Agency

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