Nepal | May 25, 2020

Bomb hoax delays Kathmandu-bound flight at Delhi

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UPDATE: The plane took off from the Indian capital to Kathmandu at 6:15pm local time after a delay of about five hours.

bomb hoax in Jet airways flight

The Jet Airways flight 9W-260 stationed at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Monday, January 25, 2016. The plane carrying 142 passengers was about to take-off from the New Delhi airport when an official of the Delhi police received a call from an unknown person that a gift for him was placed under the seat number 18 of the Jet Airways flight to Kathmandu. Photo: Indileak

KATHMANDU: A bomb hoax in New Delhi of India forced the Jet Airways to stop its aircraft, which was about to take off for Kathmandu, on Monday afternoon.

According to the Tehalka, the 9W-260 flight was stopped at the Indira Gandhi International Airport after “after an anonymous caller said that there was a gift box on seat 18 of the plane.”

“The caller did not specify the exact seat and ended the call by saying Happy Republic Day,” the report said.

India is celebrating the Republic Day on Tuesday.

All of the passengers and crew were disembarked from the aircraft and taken to the departure waiting area, while plane was taken to the isolation bay.

During search operations, no explosives were found on board.

The flight, scheduled for 1:25pm with 104 passengers and seven crew on board, was delayed due to the hoax.

The Asian News International said a bomb threat assessment committee was formed for the probe.

 


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