Mumbai-bound GoAir flight diverted due to hoax bomb call

Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

GoAirA Bhubaneswar-Mumbai GoAir flight was diverted to Nagpur following a phone call warning of a bomb on board.
The GoAir flight G8 243, which was carrying 150 passengers on board, took off from Bhubaneshwar for Mumbai, at 8.20 am and after receiving the bomb threat call, was diverted to Nagpur and landed at 9.29 am, GoAir said in a statement.
A thorough search was carried out and all the 150 passengers were deplaned immediately after the plane landed.

 
However, no bomb was found onboard the aircraft, GoAir said and added that the local police is investigating the matter.

 
The aircraft has been cleared for departure to Mumbai.

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