Bomb scare on Kuwait bound flight from India

November 29, 20150 Comments

According to Times of IndiaMinutes after a Jet Airways flight bound to Kuwait began taxiing on the runway for take-off on Saturday night, it was forced to return to the bay after one of the passengers found a bomb threat message scribbled on a document onboard the aircraft.

The incident took place around 10.15pm, when the Jet flight 9W 574 had pushed back for departure and had begun taxiing to the runway. “A passenger was reading the safety instruction booklet and found a message scribbled on it. It said that there was a bomb on board,” said an airline official.

The passenger alerted the cabin crew who, in turn, informed the commander of the flight. “The captain decided to take the aircraft back to the bay,” the official added. The aircraft returned to the bay at 10.25pm. The CISF personnel and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad were called in. The airline also filed a police case.

After passengers disembarked, the aircraft along with the passengers’ checked-in bags were searched. No bomb or suspicious object was found on board.

A Jet Airways spokesperson confirmed the incident and said that all 159 passengers and seven crew members disembarked without incident and were taken to the terminal. “After a thorough search by security agencies, the aircraft was cleared for onward journey,” the spokesperson said. The flight finally left at 4.20am on Sunday.

Source : Times of India

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