Mystery mobile on Turkish Airlines flight delays take-off

Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) A Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul was recalled before take-off after an unattended mobile phone found aboard here on Monday morning, officials said.

The mobile was found on a seat following which the flight, which had just been declared ‘chocks off’ was stopped before it could approach the runway for take-off.

There were 332 passengers on board the scheduled Mumbai-Istanbul flight Turkish Airlines 721, who were deboarded for investigation.

After a detailed security check, the flight scheduled to depart at 6.50 a.m. was finally cleared for take-off around 11 am today for the seven hour flight to the Turkish capital, the official said.

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