Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo flight grounded after woman warns of bomb threat
Mumbai: An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow via Delhi was grounded after a woman warned that there could be a bomb in the flight.
The flight was having 169 passengers on board and was scheduled to take off at 0605 hours.
The IndiGo spokesperson said that the passenger was found to be mentally unsound.
The spokesperson stated, "A passenger travelling with another private carrier told our staff at the Mumbai airport that there could be a bomb on Mumbai-Delhi flight 6E 3612. IndiGo reported the matter to the authorities concerned and followed the normal security protocol."
He added, "The passenger was found to be mentally unsound. Operations have resumed. However, the flight was delayed by one hour."
According to a airport source, "A woman passenger travelling to Delhi on Go Air flight G8 329 approached an IndiGo check-in counter at T1 and informed that there was a bomb in flight 6E 3612 (operating on Mumbai-Delhi/Lucknow route)."
The passenger also showed some photographs and claimed that they were a threat to the nation. The CISF personnel later took her for interrogation.
Later, the security agencies took the aircraft to an isolated bay for secondary ladder point check and declared the plane is safe.