A Jet Airways flight received a bomb threat on Thursday afternoon. It was later declared hoax.
The call was made to the office of Gorakhpur airport head at 12.08pm regarding a flight that was to land in Gorakhpur at 4 pm. The call was made through 00301, purportedly a number generated for a call made through the internet.
“Flight number 9W 2647, which was scheduled to land in Gorakhpur at 3.50pm was suspected to be the target. It had taken off from Jaipur as flight number 9W 2262 at 11.55pm and landed in Delhi at 12.57pm with 61 passenger and 4 crew. A call intimating the corporate office of Jet airways in Delhi was made at 12.22 pm. By that time all passengers, who were Delhi bound, had deboarded,” said Dinesh Kumar Gupta, DCP, IGI Airport.
After thorough checks and security clearance, the flight took off at 3.18 pm with 59 passengers on board.