A Goa Charted Flight from Moscow with 240 passengers onboarded to the flight was diverted to Uzbekistan on Saturday, 21 January, early morning due to a bomb threat, as Police said. According to the Police Senior Officer, it was scheduled to land at Dabolim Airport Goa at 4:15 AM and diverted to Uzbekistan before entering the Indian Air space.
According to the Authorities, the Dabolim Airport director received an email at 12:30 AM that someone bomb was planted on the plane of Azur airlines then it would be diverted to Uzbekistan before entering the Indian Air Space. Therefore, they filed a complaint about this incident.
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Similar Bomb Threat Incidents
Extra security was added to the Airport to identify the matter and check the flight against the bomb. Everyone onboarded on the flight was safe. The same incident happened on 9 January for a bomb threat on a flight for the same airline. After the threat call, the flight immediately landed at the Jamnagar airport. The pilot made a safe Landing on Monday. The authorities checked the luggage and plane, and nothing suspicious was found in the aircraft.
A Delhi to Pune flight was delayed for the take off from the Indira Gandhi Airport. According to CIS, they received a call for a bomb threat for this flight and later Identified that it was a hoax call made by the person so that his friend could spend more time with his girlfriend. The authorities later arrest the person.
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