Kolkata-bound Air India flight grounded at Delhi after bomb threat
Officials said sanitisation drills on the flight are on and all 248 passengers and 11 crew members have been de-boarded.Updated: Mar 28, 2018 18:36 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
A Kolkata-bound Air India flight has been grounded at Delhi airport following reports of a bomb threat, an official said.
They said a bomb threat assessment committee (BTAC) is undertaking sanitisation drills on the flight and all 248 passengers and 11 crew members have been de-boarded.
A call threatening to bring down the plane was received at Mumbai airport at about 2:45pm, after which the flight was grounded.
“The flight has been isolated and anti-sabotage checks are in progress at the Indira Gandhi International Airport,” a senior official said.
The CISF and other security agencies are on the job, along with canine and bomb disposal squads, he said.
First Published: Mar 28, 2018 18:36 IST