Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight to Mumbai diverted to Ahmedabad following 'security threat'

October 30 2017
Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight to Mumbai diverted to Ahmedabad following 'security threat'

A Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai was on Monday diverted to the airport in Ahmedabad for "security reasons", according to sources.

The flight 9W339, which took off from Mumbai at 2.55 am, landed at Ahmedabad airport at around 3.45 am.

A passenger onboard said the flight was diverted to Ahmedabad citing "security reasons". All the passengers were asked to deplane and were screened.

According to CNN-News18, an air hostess onboardhad found a note in the bathroom there were hijackers and explosives onthe aircraft. As per protocol, the air hostess alerted the pilot who inturn alerted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and made an emergency landing in Ahmedabad and parked at a remote bay in the airport.

The 115 passengers and seven crew members were deplaned and a thorough security check was conducted of the entire aircraft.

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