Go First aircraft halted in Srinagar after hoax bomb call

A Go First plane, which was scheduled to go to Delhi, has been halted in Srinagar and is being searched following a telephone call warning about a bomb inside the aircraft, officials said.

The plane is being searched thoroughly. Nothing has been found yet, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said.

The Go First flight, which was scheduled to return to Delhi, was stopped at the Srinagar airport after a manager of another private airline got the call about a bomb on the plane, the officials said.

Go First aircraft halted in Srinagar after hoax bomb call

They said the call has been traced to Delhi and the number is switched off since then. Police are investigating the matter, Kumar said adding that airport operations are going on smoothly.

In June 2021, a SpiceJet flight SG 8721 scheduled to operate from Delhi to Patna was delayed when a passenger, after boarding the aircraft, inquired about the safety of the aircraft including the possibility of a bomb, the aircraft.  

The said passenger repeatedly told the crew that he had an intuition that there was a bomb on board the aircraft. The crew informed the Captain and the aircraft was moved to a remote bay. All passengers were de-boarded and baggage screened again.

The said passenger and the one accompanying him were handed over to CISF and Delhi Police for further investigation and the flight departed.

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