Bomb hoax delays Ahmedabad-Mumbai Jet flight

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) For the second time in two months, a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight from Ahmedabad was delayed by several hours following a bomb scare on board the aircraft, the airline officials said here on Wednesday.

The flight S2-4738, with 125 passengers and six crew members, was moved to an isolated area of the Sardar Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, after the bomb threat was received, the airline said in a statement.

All passengers were deplaned and a thorough search was carried out by the security agencies and a bomb squad. But no explosive was found, and the aircraft was finally cleared for its onward flight around 10.15 a.m.

This was the second incident in the past couple of months that Jet Airways fell a victim to bomb hoaxes.

Soon after the Brussels bombing in early March, the Jet Airways was bombarded with anonymous calls warning about explosives planted in five of its flights. The calls turned out to be hoaxes.

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