Mumbai-bound GoAir flight diverted to Nagpur due to bomb threat; turns out to be a hoax

New Delhi: A Mumbai-bound GoAir flight carrying 150 passengers on board was diverted to Nagpur due to a hoax bomb call.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The flight, which took off from Bhubhaneswar at 8.20 AM landed at Nagpur at 9.29 AM safely, the airline said. "GoAir flight G8 243 took off from Bhubaneshwar for Mumbai at 8.20 AM and post receiving the bomb threat call, was diverted to Nagpur and landed at 9.29 AM," GoAir said.

All 150 passengers were deplaned immediately after the plane landed and the security agencies carried out a thorough search of the passengers, their baggage and the aircraft.

"However, no bomb was found onboard the aircraft," GoAir said. The aircraft has been cleared for departure to Mumbai. The local police is investigating the matter, GoAir said.


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Updated Date: Jan 23, 2016 12:50:21 IST

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