Things can be a mess when rumors are mixed with news. An IndiGo flight travelling from Mumbai to Lucknow via Delhi was grounded before reaching Lucknow after a passenger shouted that a bomb had been sighted.
Flight delayed as plane searched
An IndiGo spokesperson said: “[Saturday] morning, a passenger travelling with another private carrier told our staff at Mumbai airport that there could be a bomb on Mumbai-Delhi flight 6E 3612. IndiGo reported the matter to the concerned authorities and followed the normal security protocol. The passenger was found to be in a mentally unsound state. Operations have resumed. However, the flight was delayed by one hour.”
After searching the plane, including the doors and under the seats, the plane was pronounced safe. This took an hour and caused passengers a lot of trouble.
CISF personnel took the woman who perpetuated the false information to the airport police station for questioning.
A BTAC was convened in the CISF Assistant Commander’s office, which declared the threat a specific one.
IndiGo hasn’t reacted to the development yet.
This case caused terror for the staff and the public. The entire airport was on alert. It was a tumultuous scene for some time.