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Moscow-Goa flight bomb threat: Nothing suspicious found, plane leaves for Goa

Moscow-Goa flight bomb threat: The chartered plane with 236 passengers and crew members landed in Gujarat's Jamnagar following a bomb threat on Monday night.

Reported By : Nirnaya Kapoor Edited By : Shashwat Bhandari
New Delhi
Updated on: January 10, 2023 14:24 IST
Moscow-Goa chartered flight was diverted to Jamnagar on
Image Source : INDIA TV Moscow-Goa chartered flight was diverted to Jamnagar on Monday night after Goa ATC received a bomb threat

Moscow-Goa flight bomb threat: The Russian chartered flight took off for Goa from Gujarat's Jamnagar airport on Tuesday morning after no suspicious thing was found on the plane. The flight with 236 passengers and crew members was diverted to Jamnagar on Monday night after a bomb threat.

All onboard were evacuated safely and the plane was thoroughly checked by local authorities along with police and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS).

Two teams of National Security Guard (NSG) intensively searched the plane and found nothing suspicious following which the flight was allowed to leave for Goa.

"NSG has not found anything suspicious. The flight is expected to leave from Jamnagar to Goa probably between 10:30 am to 11 am today. All bags have been thoroughly checked," Jamnagar Airport Director said earlier.

According to police sources, more BDDS teams also joined the detection, and teams from neighbouring districts like Devbhumi Dwarka and Rajkot were also roped in for the detection.

Sources said that the Jamnagar BDDS team in primary inspection had found nothing on the flight, but the state government does not want to take any chance. Security has also been tightened outside Goa International Airport.

"On the threat call, we are just taking precautionary measures. We have deployed a special force at the airport. We are watching the activities here, there is nothing to worry about. This can also be a rumour, but we are not taking any chances," Salim Shaikh, DSP, Vasco had said earlier.

"The security agencies cordoned off the airport for 9 hours. Intensive checking of the aircraft and passengers has been done. The passenger's luggage is being checked and details are being verified," said Saurabh Parghi, Jamnagar Collector.

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