New Delhi, March 23: The security officials at the Delhi International Airport and authorities of Indigo Airlines on Wednesday afternoon went into a tizzy after an unidentified caller called and informed about bombs in 10 flights of Indigo Airlines. One of the plane of Indigo flight 6E 853 has been parked at an isolated spot at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi following the bomb threat. The flight was bound to Jammu-Delhi and was carrying around 180 passengers who were evacuated after the threat.
Indigo Airline’s call centre in Chennai had received a call at around 10 am on Wednesday where the caller informed about bombs in 10 flights of the airline, reported IANS.
According to reports one of the plane of Indigo that landed at IGI airport at around 3:06 PM, departed from Jammu today at 1:32 PM. It is believed that the airport authorities at the IGI had also received a phone call and within few minutes the airport was kept on high alert. Read Also: (Air India Flight 332 bomb scare; plane landed at Bangkok airport)
As soon as the plane landed at the airport runway, authorities present there activated an emergency plan after which all 180 passengers and 8 crew members were safely evacuated.
The plane was towed away by ground safety controllers and has been parked at an isolated spot, keeping it away from other jets for safety reason.
Police officials from Delhi’s Explosive and Bomb Disposal Unit are present at the spot who are checking each and every luggage carried by the passengers including hand-baggage.Read Also: (Bomb hoax call grounds Air India flight in Goa)
At this point of time search is on and no officials statement has been given by the authorities and had not yet confirmed whether the threat was real or a hoax. According to flightware.com the flight is a Airbus A320 twin-jet. The Delhi Airport police is also investigating the case and had prepared three teams to probe the case.
Dinesh Kumar, DCP airport authorities reportedly said, “All passengers were evacuated and a thorough check is going on”. Most of the key airport in India are under high alert after yesterday’s terror attack at the Brussels airport which left around 14 people dead. Authorities at IndiGo said they will issue a statement shortly.