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Hoax call leads to flight delay at Chennai airport

india Updated: Aug 04, 2006 12:31 IST
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An anonymous call that three Malaysian militants were to travel by a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt sent security officials into a tizzy at the airport in Chennai.

The call on Thursday night turned out to be a hoax and the flight took off more than three hours late, airport sources said on Friday.

A Lufthansa airlines official had received the call on an inter-com saying that "militants, all Malaysian nationals", were about to board the flight, scheduled to leave Chennai at 10.30 pm.

The official immediately informed the airport security officials, who made a thorough check of the passengers, only to find that the persons mentioned by the caller did not exist, they added.

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