Bomb threat forces Delhi-Kolkata Air India to land

A Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight, AI-020, returned to the Delhi airport after a bomb threat call was received by the national carrier's call centre.

Published: 28th March 2018 06:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2018 07:15 PM   |  A+A-

Air India (File photo | Reuters)


NEW DELHI: A Kolkata-bound Air India flight has been grounded at the Delhi airport following reports of a bomb threat, an official said.

They said a bomb threat assessment committee (BTAC) is undertaking sanitisation drills on the flight and all 248 passengers and 11 crew members have been de-boarded.

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.

The CISF and other security agencies are on the job, along with canine and bomb disposal squads, he said.

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