Hoax bomb scare on Mumbai-bound flight

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016,13:35 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | A Mumbai-bound GoAir flight carrying 150 passengers on board was diverted to Nagpur due to a hoax bomb call. The flight, which took off from Bhubhaneswar at 0820 hours landed at Nagpur at 0929 hours safely, the airline said. GoAir flight G8 243 took off from Bhubaneshwar for Mumbai at 8.20 AM and post receiving the bomb threat call, was diverted to Nagpur and landed at 9.29 AM, GoAir said.

All the 150 passengers were deplaned immediately after the plane landed and the security agencies carried out a thorough search of the passengers, their baggage and the aircraft. However, no bomb was found onboard the aircraft, GoAir said. The aircraft has been cleared for departure to Mumbai. The local police is investigating the matter, GoAir said.