Bomb scare, plane held up at IGI

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A Gorakhpur-bound flight of the Jet Airways was on Thursday held up at Delhi Airport following a hoax call that claimed there was a bomb on board.

“A call regarding a bomb in the Jaipur-Gorakhpur Jet flight was received at around 12.08 p.m. at the office of Gorakhpur Air Director. The Jet flight No.9W 2647, which was scheduled to land at 3.30 p.m. in Gorakhpur, was detained at Delhi airport and thoroughly checked,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Dinesh Kumar Gupta.

Gupta said that following the phone call, the flight landed at Delhi Airport and all the passengers were deboarded and the necessary checking was done.

The flight landed in Delhi at 12.57 p.m. with 61 passenger and four crew members on board.

“All passenger were Delhi-bound and have since left,” Gupta added.

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