Aviation authorities said no explosives were detected on board a Turkish Airlines aircraft which made an emergency landing at the New Delhi airport on Tuesday after a bomb scare.
Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said at a press conference that 134 passengers travelling by the Bangkok-Istanbul flight were questioned.
Security agencies later concluded that the bomb threat was a hoax , and the plane took off for Istanbul nearly nine hours after it landed.
The bomb threat was found scribbled with stick on a mirror inside the toilet while the flight was mid-air
The message, which reportedly said “bomb in cargo hold”, was spotted by a crew member while the aircraft was in Indian airspace.
A source in the Central Industrial Security Force, which guards airports around the country, told Hindustan Times: "The pilot observed something suspicious and informed the air traffic controller.”