Azur Air flight receives security threat; diverted to Uzbekistan

An Azur Air chartered flight from Russia’s Perm International Airport to Goa received a security threat on Saturday.

“It was diverted after an email was received at 12.30 am by the Dabolim airport director that mentioned about a bomb being planted on the plane,” the official said.

After the security threat, the flight was diverted to Uzbekistan. A total of 238 passengers, including 2 infants, and 7 crew members are onboard.

According to the airport sources, “An Azur Air chartered flight from Russia’s Perm International Airport to Goa received a security threat. Following this, the flight was diverted to Uzbekistan. A total of 238 passengers, including 2 infants, and 7 crew are onboard.”

Earlier on 10 January, a bomb threat was received to Moscow-Goa chartered flight that had been diverted to Jamnagar, Gujarat.

“We are not ruling out any possibilities. The airport authority of India is screening the nationality of the passengers who were onboard the Moscow-Goa flight,” Ashok Yadav said.

However, more details are awaited.

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