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Moscow-Goa flight makes emergency landing in Gujarat following bomb threat

The aircraft is under an isolation bay. All 244 passengers on-board Moscow-Goa chartered flight have de-boarded at the airport.

Reported By : Nirnaya Kapoor Edited By : Sreelakshmi
New Delhi
Updated on: January 10, 2023 6:33 IST
All 244 passengers on-board Moscow-Goa chartered flight
Image Source : FILE All 244 passengers on-board Moscow-Goa chartered flight have de-boarded at the airport after the aircraft landed safely at the airport at around 9:49 p.m.

Moscow-Goa chartered flight has been diverted to Jamnagar, Gujarat after Goa ATC received a bomb threat.

All the 244 passengers and crew members were evacuated safely and the plane is being checked by local authorities along with the police and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, said Inspector General of Police (Rajkot and Jamnagar Range), Ashok Kumar Yadav.

"The plane going from Moscow to Goa was forced to make an emergency landing at Jamnagar airport due to a bomb threat. After landing, all passengers and crew members were deboarded safely. Police, BDDS and local authorities are now searching the entire plane," said Yadav.

Meanwhile, security has been increased outside Goa International Airport after following the bomb threat was reported. Saurabh Parghi, Jamnagar Collector, said that the security agencies cordoned off the airport for 9 hours and intensive checking of the aircraft and passengers has been done. He further said passenger's luggage is being checked and details are being verified. 

"We received info regarding a bomb in the Moscow-Goa flight which has been diverted to Jamnagar. The flight has 236 passengers and 8 crew members. All passengers have been safely taken out and are in the airport lounge. Bomb detection and disposal work going on," he added. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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