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.
Bomb threat call received by Air India's call centre for their AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight. The flight is in Delhi, all passengers have de-boarded, security check underway. pic.twitter.com/chlDzDzpai— ANI (@ANI) March 28, 2018
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.