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Air India grounds AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight after bomb threat

Air India has received a bomb threat for their AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight. The call made by an unidentified caller came to the public carrier's call centre in the afternoon.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: March 28, 2018 20:01 IST
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Air India has received a bomb threat for their AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight. The call made by an unidentified caller came to the public carrier's call centre in the afternoon. 

The officials said a bomb threat assessment committee (BTAC) is undertaking sanitisation drills on the flight and all 248 passengers and 11 crew members have been de-boarded. 

A call threatening to bring down the plane was received at the Mumbai airport at about 2:45 pm, after which the flight was grounded. 

"The flight has been isolated and anti-sabotage checks are in progress at the Indira Gandhi International Airport," a senior official said. 

The CISF and other security agencies are on the job, along with canine and bomb disposal squads, he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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