Bomb Threat On Iran-China Flight, Pilot Requests Landing In India
New Delhi: An alleged bomb threat on board an Iranian passenger flight while it was in Indian airspace put the authorities on alert this morning. The Mahan Air flight (IRM081), on its way from Tehran in Iran to Guangzhou in China, reportedly sought permission to land in Delhi but was diverted to Jaipur due to technical reasons.
The pilot, however, refused to land in Jaipur and left the Indian airspace, reported news agency ANI.
The plane has entered Chinese airspace, showed flight tracking website Flightradar.
A call regarding the bomb threat on the flight was received at 9:20 am, said police. Authorities at the Delhi airport were immediately put on alert.