IndiGo’s Chennai-Mumbai Flight Receives Bomb Threat
Mumbai: A bomb threat was found in IndiGo flight 6E-5188 after it touched down at Mumbai airport on Tuesday morning.
According to reports, the pilots alerted air traffic control of the threat message found in one of the lavatories after the A321 neo aircraft, operating between Chennai and Mumbai, landed safely at 8.47 am. Following which, it was promptly attended to by the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, who conducted a comprehensive search. Thankfully, no explosive device was discovered on board.
IndiGo also officially confirmed the bomb threat on the flight. “IndiGo flight 6E 5188 operating from Chennai to Mumbai had received a bomb threat post landing in Mumbai. All necessary protocols were followed and the aircraft was taken to a remote bay as per guidelines by airport security agencies. Post completion of all security checks, the aircraft will be positioned back to the terminal area,” the statement read.
Following the incident, the aircraft was moved to a remote bay at the airport, adhering to standard security protocols and guidelines set by airport security agencies. A senior Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) official said that the procedures pertaining to bomb threat alert have been initiated.