Bomb scare caused Jet Airways flight from Delhi-Chennai to make an emergency landing in Nagpur Airport
Nagpur: Bomb scare caused Jet Airways flight from Delhi-Chennai to make an emergency landing in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport on March 22, 2016 at around 5:17 pm.
Sources said that an anonymous person had allegedly called up Jet Airways office on Tuesday i.e. March 22, 2016 to tell that bombs were placed in five of Jet Airways planes. This forced the management to report the matter to the Civil Aviation Authority of India (CAAI) and to force land all those planes off ground to the nearest airports.
Immediately after the plane landed at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, the Jet Airways Plane was cordoned off and a team of Bomb Detection and Disposal Solution (BDDS), personnel of Quick Response Team and senior officials of Defense Security Corps (DSC) swooped on the plane and searched the plane thoroughly.
Meanwhile the passengers were taken to the place in the airport from where passengers wait for International flights. Sources claimed that the passengers too were questioned.
Sources also claimed that four Jet Airways flights including to Dehradun-Delhi, Chennai-Delhi, Chandigarh-Delhi and Gorakhpur-Delhi flights were already in air when the call came. The call was made around 3.30 pm at the Jet Airways front desk in Chandigarh a few hours after the terror attacks at the Brussels airport and metro. After the four planes landed, the crew members and passengers on board were deplaned and security agencies started a thorough search. Three of them landed at Delhi while the fourth was diverted to Nagpur.
The fifth Delhi-Chennai flight, which was supposed to take off at 4.05 pm has been stopped for security reasons. Final clearance for the flight was awaited till filing of the news report.