A passenger on an IndiGo Patna-Delhi flight 6E-2126 on Thursday, July 21 claimed that there was a bomb on board, which later turned out to be a hoax, sources said.
The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 8:20 PM, had to be grounded following the hoax threat. All the passengers were safely evacuated. The plane was searched and nothing was found, a source said.
A bomb squad and police personnel checked the aircraft and declared it safe. The man’s bag was also checked and no bomb was found.
The passenger who spread the hoax was detained by the local authorities. The plane is expected to leave for Delhi with passengers on Friday morning, sources said.IndiGo did not respond to PTI’s request for a statement on the matter.
In April, 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.
Earlier in Mat, Panic prevailed at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, after an anonymous caller rang the Bengaluru city police helpline (112) around 3:50 AM and informed that a bag carrying explosives had been placed on the airport premises.