Published on : Thursday, September 21, 2017
Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi was in a frenzy on Thursday afternoon after a suspicious object was found in the cargo screening of an Indigo Airlines flight, media reports said. Aiport authorities informed that the Bureau of Civil Aviation is investigating the incident.
Incidentally, a flight that took off from Delhi made an emergency landing at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on Wednesday night, after an unclaimed mobile phone was found in the cabin that created a major security scare.
Media sources said that in-flight crew sent a distress message to Bangkok by “squawking” code “7700” after entering Thai airspace, fearing this phone could be a bomb. On receiving the distress message, the plane was sent to a remote bay at Bangkok airport on landing, and was also given additional security.
A Jet spokesman was quoted as saying in the report, “Jet Airways flight 9W 66, Delhi to Bangkok of September 20, 2017, with 121 passengers and eight crew members, initiated the safety drill as per standard operating procedure, upon discovering an unclaimed and suspicious electronic device on-board. The aircraft landed safely and all guests were deplaned. The airline and its crew are fully cooperating with the Thai authorities in the ongoing investigation. At Jet Airways, safety of its guests, crew and assets is of paramount importance and the airline regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests.”
CISF director general OP Singh had said that the “suspect item has been declared safe and there is nothing to worry about”.