Bomb threat in Singapore Airlines flight, passengers stranded for 8 hours

Mumbai: Following a bomb threat, passengers of a Singapore Airlines flight were stranded at the Mumbai airport for over eight hours overnight.

Officials said that a phone call about a bomb on the aircraft was made to the Air India call centre in Thane and that the information was passed on to the authorities.

After a complete sanitation operation by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) team, it was eventually declared a hoax.

Flight SQ423, an Airbus 380, originally scheduled for a 11.40 p.m. departure on Friday night departed from Mumbai only at 7.49 a.m. on Saturday.
08/09/18 Aditya Anand/The Hindu



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