Flights resume at TIA after security clearance
KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan International Airport resumed its operation this late afternoon following a bomb hoax.
Security personnel including Nepal Army's bomb disposal carried out an extensive search of the Jet Airways Flight 93 260 coming from New Delhi but explosives was found in it as claimed by an unidentified caller.
With 161 passengers and seven crew members on board, the aircraft had touched down at Nepal's only aircraft at around 4:35 pm.
Following the security alert, passengers were evacuated and the Indian aircraft was taken to an isolation bay for a thorough search.
After security agencies gave clearance to the TIA, domestic and international flights resumed.
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It has been learned that an unidentified caller claimed that the Jet Airways aircraft that arrived from New Delhi at around 4:30 pm had explosives planted in it.
Passengers were safely evacuated from the Jet Airways Flight 260 after it touched down at the TIA.
Though it was not clear whether was the bomb threat was real, the TIA was forced to suspend domestic as well as international flights for the time being. Many flights coming to Kathmandu were diverted.
After taking the Indian passenger aircraft to an isolated bay, security personnel including Nepal Army's bomb disposal squad are carrying out search of the baggage of passengers.