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Air India flight makes emergency landing after bomb threat

Press Trust of India
Jan 10, 2012 at 11:13pm IST

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New Delhi: A Mumbai-Delhi Air India flight on Tuesday night landed under emergency condition at the airport in New Delhi following a bomb threat.

Soon after AI-888 took off from Mumbai at 7:00 pm, the Air India call centre there received a phone call from an anonymous person saying the aircraft was carrying a baggage which had a bomb.

The pilot of the Airbus A-319, carrying 117 passengers and six crew members, was asked by the Mumbai ATC to land at the nearest airport. However, since it was nearing Delhi, the plane landed at IGI airport at 8.57 pm and was immediately taken to the isolation bay.

Bomb scare on Air India flight from Mumbai to Delhi

The Air India call centre received a phone call saying the aircraft was carrying a baggage which had a bomb.

The passengers were deboarded by 9.15 pm as the police and security personnel searched the plane and the baggage for the explosive.

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