Bomb Threat on Jaipur-Mumbai IndiGo Flight Turns Out to be Hoax

The call by an unidentified man warned of a bomb in flight 6E 218, which runs between Jaipur and Mumbai.

Updated: June 19, 2018 11:57 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Abhinav Gupta

Bomb Threat on Jaipur-Mumbai IndiGo Flight Turns Out to be Hoax
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New Delhi, June 19: Low-cost carrier IndiGo received a call warning of a bomb on a Jaipur-Mumbai flight that was already in the air. The authorities, however, termed it hoax after carrying out a probe, and the flight operations resumed after clearance, according to a media report.

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Earlier, the call centre received the call at around 5.30 am on Sunday morning, in which an unidentified person said that there was a bomb in flight 6E 218, which runs between Jaipur and Mumbai.

The flight was already on its way when the bomb threat call was received.

“We immediately reported the matter to Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) and followed all security protocols. The concerned authorities carried out the investigation and declared the call as specific bomb threat. Following clearance, operations will be resumed as normal,” the airline said in a statement.

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Published Date: June 19, 2018 10:48 AM IST

Updated Date: June 19, 2018 11:57 AM IST