Bomb hoax on Air Deccan plane, passengers safe
Airport received a message at 9.35 am that a bomb was allegedly planted in the Airbus 320 plane.india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 14:25 IST
A bomb threat in a Kolkata-bound Air Deccan flight from Port Blair on Tuesday morning turned out to be a hoax and the plane landed safely at NSC Bose International airport in Kolkata with 190 passengers on board.
Airport sources said that the fire station at the airport received a message at 9.35 am that a bomb was allegedly planted in the Airbus 320 plane of Air Deccan and immediately all emergency arrangements were made.
Ambulance, fire brigade and other necessary arrangements were kept ready when the aircraft landed at the airport amid full emergency alert, the sources said adding that the plane was taken to the isolation bay immediately after landing at 11.52 am.
All the passengers were safe. They were allowed to leave after they and their baggage were checked and no suspicious object was found with them.
The bomb disposal squad was checking the plane thoroughly at the isolation bay for any explosive device planted in the aircraft, the sources said.