GoAir flight G8-243 from Bhubaneswar to Mumbai diverted to Nagpur after bomb scare

By: | Updated: January 23, 2016 3:58 PM

A GoAir flight from Bhubaneswar to Mumbai was diverted to Nagpur following a phone call warning of a bomb on board, an official said here on Saturday.

A GoAir flight from Bhubaneswar to Mumbai was diverted to Nagpur following a phone call warning of a bomb on board, an official said here on Saturday.

The flight G8-243 with 150 passengers aboard had taken off from the Odisha capital at 8.20 a.m. and after getting the bomb threat was diverted to Nagpur in Maharashtra where it landed at 9.29 a.m.

The GoAir Bhubaneshwar office informed police. All passengers were deplaned and a thorough security check was carried out but no bomb was found inside the aircraft.

After the relevant security clearances, the aircraft was permitted to depart at noon for the onward flight of the private carrier to Mumbai.

“GoAir flight G8 243 took off from Bhubaneshwar to Mumbai at 8.20 am and post receiving the bomb threat call, was diverted to Nagpur and landed at 9.29 am. After deplaning the 150 passengers, checks were conducted by the airport security and there was no bomb found onboard the aircraft. Post clearance from the authorities, the passengers are now being boarded and flight is scheduled to take off at 12 noon to Mumbai. The GoAir officials at Bhubaneshwar immediately informed the local and the police is investigating the matter,” the airliner’s spokesman said in a statement.

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