An Air India flight from Mumbai to Jaipur carrying 91 passengers today landed in emergency conditions at the airport here and was searched following a phone call saying a bomb was placed in the plane.
The A 321 aircraft was taken to an isolated bay and all the passengers of IC 611 flight were evacuated from the aircraft after which the security personnel conducted a thorough search of the plane but no explosive was found, Director of Jaipur Airport Anuj Agarwal said.
The Bomb Disposal Squad at Sanganer Airport in Jaipur screened the baggages, Air India officials in Delhi said. The call that a bomb had been planted on the flight, which had taken off for Jaipur at 1530 hours, was received by Air India's call centre in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, about 30 minutes before the plane landed at Jaipur at 1720 hours, the officials said.
The call was traced to Mumbai and the caller, identified as Manoj Bansal, was detained by the police at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport. Sources said Bansal had made the hoax rpt hoax call to stop the flight he had missed.