Bomb threat, changes Jet Airways flight status– after a tweet of bomb treat from social media, an emergency landing was done.
An emergency landing to Muscat international airport by Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Dubai after a bomb threat, Thursday.
Jet Airways is the second largest airline in India with a fleet of 116 aircraft and major Indian airline based in Mumbai.
Last year, two pilots were suspended after a plane carrying 280 passengers dropped 5000 feet, route from Mumbai to Brussels. Indian air regulators issued an investigation on the situation.
Jet Airways operates over 300 flights daily to 74 destinations worldwide. Its main hub is Mumbai, with secondary hubs at Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru.
It serves 47 domestic destinations and 22 international destinations, a total of 69 in 19 countries across Asia, Europe and North America.
According to Manish Kalghatgi “There was a bomb threat on the flight. It was a serious threat prompting the pilot to land at the closest airport”.
Air traffic alerted the pilot following standard operating procedure then the plane was diverted to Muscat.
Security agencies then carried out a search of the aircraft, baggage and cargo. However, they did not find any explosives.
After the incident, plane was then guided to the Muscat international airport and it landed safely.
“The flight is grounded at Muscat International Airport and we are waiting for clearances from the concerned authorities to fly again,” Riyaz Kuttery, General Manager, Jet Airways, Oman, said.
As of now, there is no further details on when the plane would be allowed to resume its journey.
This treat is was the third to affect Turkish Airlines, just this year.