Tuesday, August 01, 2023

'Check-in' frustration: Woman's hoax bomb claim at Kochi airport delays Mumbai-bound flight

Kochi: A woman airline passenger, who was irritated by the time taken for check-in process at Cochin International Airport, made a hoax bomb claim on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI quoting airport sources.

The police later detained the woman. The incident also delayed a Mumbai-bound flight in which the woman was supposed to travel by around an hour.

The woman was handed over to police which said it was in the process of lodging a complaint against the woman who was travelling with a family member.

The incident occurred during the check-in process for a Kochi-Mumbai flight that was scheduled to take off around 6am, the airport sources said.

The woman, irritated by the prolonged time being taken, said there was a bomb in her baggage that led to the luggage screening process being intensified and as a result delayed the scheduled departure of the flight in which she was to travel by around an hour, the sources said.

01/08/2023 Times of India

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