Air India flight makes emergency landing after bomb threat
A Mumbai-Delhi Air India flight tonight landed under emergency condition at the airport here following a bomb threat.delhi Updated: Jan 14, 2012 20:57 IST
A Mumbai-Delhi Air India flight on Tuesday landed under emergency condition at the airport here following a bomb threat.
Soon after AI-888 took off from Mumbai at 7:00 pm, the Air India call centre there received a phone call from an anonymous person saying the aircraft was carrying a baggage which had a bomb.
The pilot of the Airbus A-319, carrying 117 passengers and six crew members, was asked by the Mumbai ATC to land at the nearest airport. However, since it was nearing Delhi, the plane landed at IGI airport at 8.57 pm and was immediately taken to the isolation bay.
The passengers were deboarded by 9.15 pm as the police and security personnel searched the plane and the baggage for the explosive.