Bomb scare, plane held up at IGI for 3 hours

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A Gorakhpur-bound flight of the Jet Airways was on Thursday held up at Delhi International Airport for over three hours following a hoax call that claimed there was a bomb on board.

“A call regarding a bomb in the Jaipur-Gorakhpur Jet flight was received at around 12.08 p.m. at the office of Gorakhpur Air Director. The Jet flight No.9W 2647 was scheduled to land at 3.30 p.m. in Gorakhpur but was detained here and thoroughly checked,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Dinesh Kumar Gupta.

Gupta said that following the call, the flight landed at Delhi Airport and all the passengers were deboarded and the necessary checking was done.

The flight landed in Delhi at 12.57 p.m. with 61 passenger and four crew members on board.

“All passenger were Delhi-bound and have since left,” Gupta added.

Gupta further said that the flight took off at 3.18 p.m. with 59 passengers on board after it was given security clearance by the authorities.

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