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Air India Delhi-Kolkata flight receives bomb threat

The Flight Is In Delhi Presently Where All The Passengers Have Been De-boarded Safely.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aishwarya A | Updated on: 28 Mar 2018, 06:34:31 PM
Air India receives bomb threat for AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

Air India’s call centre on Wednesday evening received a bomb threat call to their AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight from an anonymous caller, according to sources.

Currently, the AI-020 flight is docked in Delhi and following the threat all the passengers have been de-boarded safely, ANI reported.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have deployed their staff for a security check in the flight. The investigation is underway. The passengers are also being checked.

A call threatening to bring down the plane was received at the Mumbai airport at about 2:45 pm, 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.

No information about the call or the caller has yet been found.

The flight will now depart for Kolkata at 6:30 pm from remote bay 8 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. The AI-020 was set to depart at 2:30 pm.

More details awaited.

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First Published : 28 Mar 2018, 05:00:28 PM