Wednesday, 23 March 2016

India - 10 flights grounded after bomb threat

 
by FP Staff Mar 23, 2016 19:22 IST


A Srinagar-New Delhi IndiGo flight was taken to the isolation bay at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after landing, following a bomb threat, on Wednesday, reportedDNA. The warning was received at the IndiGo call centre in Chennai.
According to an NDTV report, the airline received an alert threat call regarding 10 IndiGo flights. One of these was the 6E 853, en route to New Delhi via Jammu. The other nine flights were also grounded at the New Delhi airport on Wednesday.
The airport DCP said four such calls have been received in the last four days. "All passengers were evacuated and a thorough check is going on," deputy commissioner of police Dinesh Kumar Gupta told IANS.
According to CNN-IBN, the flights will be grounded for at least five-six hours, and that the grounding of the flights would cost the airline Rs 35-40 lakh.
This comes just one day after Jet Airways had received bomb threats regarding five flights from New Delhi.
One of these, a New Delhi to Chennai flight, scheduled for take-off at 4.05 pm, was left stranded at IGI Airport, the DNA report added.
On Tuesday, Jet Airways had released a statement following the bomb threat. It said that all flights were on the ground and were being checked by security agencies at the respective airports.

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