Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo flight grounded after bomb threat call
The woman passenger also showed photographs of a few people and claimed that they were a “threat” to the nation, the source said.Updated: Dec 15, 2018 14:43 IST
An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow via Delhi was grounded Saturday after a bomb threat call, airport sources said.
The aircraft was taken to an isolated bay for a secondary ladder point check after a Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) found the threat as “specific”, the sources said.
Later, security agencies declared the plane “safe”, they said.
IndiGo, in a statement said the passenger was found to be mentally unsound and that operations resumed after one hour delay.
“A passenger travelling with another private carrier told our staff at Mumbai airport that there could be a bomb on Mumbai-Delhi flight 6E 3612. The passenger was found to be mentally unsound. Operations have resumed however the flight was delayed by one hour,” said IndiGo.
The flight was scheduled to depart at 6.05 am. It was immediately not clear as to how many passengers were on board.
“A woman passenger travelling to Delhi on Go Air flight G8 329 approached an IndiGo check-in counter at T1 and informed that there was a bomb in IndiGo’s flight 6E 3612 (operating on Mumbai – Delhi/Lucknow route),” an airport source said.
The woman passenger also showed photographs of a few people and claimed that they were a “threat” to the nation, the source said.
Thereafter, CISF personnel took her to the airport police station for questioning.
“A BTAC was convened in CISF Assistant Commander’s office which declared the threat a specific one,” the source added.
First Published: Dec 15, 2018 10:55 IST