Mumbai: The Singapore Air Force sent two F-16s to escort a Singapore Airlines flight from Mumbai to Singapore after it received a bomb threat. At least 263 passengers were aboard the flight.

A statement issued by the airline read, “Singapore Airlines confirms there was a bomb threat concerning SQ423 operating from Mumbai to Singapore. The aircraft arrived in Singapore on March 26, 2019, at about 8 AM local time. There were 263 passengers on board. We are assisting the authorities with their investigations and regret that we are unable to provide further details.”

The airline later said that the flight landed safely at Singapore’s Changi International Airport around 8 AM. The Republic of Singapore Air Force said two F16C/Ds escorted the SIA aeroplane.

A woman along with her child has been taken in for questioning. Both the woman and child had to undergo screening. A probe is on.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the airline received a call after the aircraft left Mumbai’s airport on Monday at about 11.35 PM local time that claimed that there was a bomb on the plane. The plane arrived 31 minutes behind schedule in Singapore.

An SIA spokesperson confirmed that there was no impact on other Singapore Airline operations.