A Turkish Airlines flight en-route to Istanbul from Mumbai has been called back for security reasons. By the latest inputs, an unattended cell phone was found on the flight after which it was called back at Mumbai Airport.
The plane has been evacuated and the search operation is underway. The news comes a day after a bomb hoax in elite Lucknow Shatabdi Express created chaos to security agencies on Sunday.
The information of both Shatabdi-Express incident and Turkish airlines comes at a time when a massive battle between security agencies and terrorist is underway for now more than 48 hours.
The Boeing 777-300ER plane was scheduled to take off for Istanbul at 0625 hours.
“Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul was called back from the runway at Mumbai airport after a suspicious object was found in the aircraft,” a Mumbai Airport spokesperson said.