Bomb scare on Delhi-Kathmandu Jet Airways flight

All passengers were made to de-board for a thorough anti-sabotage check.

New Delhi: A bomb threat call on Monday forced Jet Airways to ground its Kathmandu-bound flight carrying 104 passengers just before it was to take off from the IGI Airport in Delhi.

Officials said the plane has been taken to the isolation bay at the IGIA and all passengers de-boarded for a thorough anti-sabotage check.

The call was received at the airport terminal just before the scheduled departure time of the flight 9W260 at 1325 hours, they said.

The Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) has been activated, they said, and a final clearance for the flight is awaited. There were 104 passengers and seven crew members on the flight. Security is at an all-time high in view of the Republic Day celebrations tomorrow.

"Jet Airways flight 9W 260 scheduled to depart from Delhi to Kathmandu at 1325 hrs has been delayed due to a security alert. All 104 guests and 7 crew have been disembarked from the aircraft and taken to the departures waiting area at the Delhi airport," the airline said in a statement.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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