After an alleged bomb threat on Monday, the Moscow-Goa chartered flight was diverted to Jamnagar and now on Tuesday, the flight left for Goa.
Meanwhile, the alleged bomb threat onboard the Moscow-Goa chartered flight was a hoax call said the Jamnagar Collector.
After the bomb threat call the flight was diverted to Gujarat’s Jamnagar on Monday.
Moreover, after the bomb threat call a search operation was conducted by National Security Guard (NSG), police, and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), and nothing was found.
“A thorough search operation was conducted by NSG, police, and BDS teams. Hand baggage and check-in baggage of passengers were also checked. The flight has been cleared (for takeoff), and after formalities, it will depart for its destination, Goa. It was a hoax call,” the Jamnagar Collector said.
“Around 9 pm, the district control received a call from ATC after which the district police and bomb disposal team reached the airport and launched a rescue operation. A total of 236 passengers and eight crew members were on the flight. After all the passengers and the crew members were evacuated they were checked thoroughly. The NSG team also reached on the spot,” Premsukh Delu, Jamnagar SP, said.
Earlier on Monday the flight landed around 9.50 pm and on Tuesday at 9 am search operation was carried out.
“Passengers, plane, and luggage were thoroughly checked. We have not found anything suspicious,” Delu stated.
However, all the passengers were evacuated and escorted safely inside the terminal building.
The statement was issued by the Russian Embassy and stated, “The Embassy was alerted by Indian authorities about an alleged bomb scare on Azur Air flight from Moscow to Goa. The aircraft made an emergency landing at Jamnagar Indian Air Force Base. Everyone on board is safe; authorities conducting an inspection of the aircraft.”