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May 25, 2009 at 05:32pm IST

Chennai-bound Oman Air flight cordoned off

Mumbai: A Chennai-bound Oman Air flight was cordoned off at the Mumbai airport on Monday after it made an emergency landing after a crew member found a suspicious metallic object on board.

The captain contacted Mumbai airport after the matter was reported to him.

The aircraft was taken to a remote bay for security inspection after all 140 passengers on board were asked to disembark.

AIR FEAR: An Oman Air flight was cordoned off in Mumbai after a suspicious metallic object was found on board.

The bomb disposal squad and other security personnel carried out checks on the aircraft, said an official of the Central Industrial Security Force.

A thorough inspection of the aircraft is being carried out by security agencies, the authorities said.

(With inputs from PTI)