A Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight carrying 125 passengers and six crew members was taken to the isolation bay at Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel International Airport on Wednesday morning after authorities received a specific bomb threat.
Specific bomb threats mean security alerts wherein a caller spells out a particular flight. The standard protocol for such alerts is taking the aircraft to isolated parking bay and through inspection of passengers and baggage which was followed the Jet Airways flight as well.
The threat call, however, turned out to be hoax alert and the aircraft was cleared for take off at 10am, three hours behind its original departure time.
All the passengers were deplaned and a search operation was carried out.
A Jet Airways spokesperson said the search yielded nothing and the aircraft has been cleared for further journey.
“Jet Airways flight S2 4738 from Ahmedabad to Mumbai received a security alert at Ahmedabad airport. The aircraft was thoroughly inspected by the security agencies and the flight with 125 guests and 6 crew has now been cleared for departure. We regret the inconvenience caused to our guests. The safety and security of our guests and crew is always our main priority,” said the spokesperson.