Security agencies went into a tizzy on Tuesday following a bomb scare on a Kingfisher Airlines Mumbai-Chandigarh flight, but it turned out to be hoax, officials said.
Police sources said that staff of the Kingfisher flight IT-3185, which had landed in Chandigarh on Tuesday evening from Mumbai, found a used tissue paper with a message scribbled that there was a bomb on the flight.
The security agencies at the Chandigarh airport were alerted and a thorough inspection of the aircraft was carried out.
"However, nothing was found. It was a hoax. The flights were resumed after some time," a police officer said in Chandigarh.
"All the passengers on board the flight had already deplaned when the security alert was received, while the incoming passengers had not yet boarded the aircraft," a spokesperson of the airline told IANS in Mumbai.
Passengers of two more flights that arrived from Delhi were asked to stay inside the aircraft till the security drill was completed.