‘Hijack’ threat compels diversion of Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight

Published on : Monday, October 30, 2017

jet-airwaysA flight of Jet Airways from Mumbai to Delhi had to be diverted to Ahmedabad early on Monday morning soon after a security threat had been reported on board the flight.


Thereafter a note was detected on board this flight of Jet Airways, flight 9W339.


It had departed from Mumbai. And it said that 9W339 was covered by hijackers and would not be landing. Instead it would be flown straight to POK. The note further added that the authorities need not take the note as a joke and concluded mentioning ‘Allah is great.’


Then the flight was immediately diverted to Ahmedabad at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport.


By 4.25 a.m., all the passengers were capable of departing from the flight absolutely safely.


The airline carrier has confirmed that the incident has indeed taken place. It has mentioned that Boeing 737-900 from Mumbai to Delhi had to be diverted to Ahmedabad after an emergency had been announced as per the security norms after the detection of an onboard security threat.


The airplane was able to make a safe landing without any incident at Ahmedabad.


Then it was parked at a bay close by where all 115 guests and 7 crew members were safely deplaned as per a statement released by Jet Airways. The statement went on to add that Jet Airways is extending complete cooperation to the security agencies who are presently investigating the matter.


The statement further stated that the airline actually regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests and is therefore making attempts to bring them to Delhi as soon as possible.


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