Moscow-Goa flight with 244 on board lands in Gujarat after bomb threat


All passengers were disembarked.

A charter flight from Moscow to Goa with 244 people on board was diverted to Gujarat’s Jamnagar, a decision taken after Goa’s air traffic controller received a bomb threat, officials said on Monday.

“All 236 passengers and crew (8) have been safely evacuated and the plane is being monitored by local authorities along with police and a bomb detection and disposal team,” the inspector said. Superintendent of Police (Rajkot and Jamnagar Ranges), Ashok Kumar Yadav. .

Jamnagar airport officials said the plane was in an isolated location.

“The embassy was alerted by Indian authorities of a suspected bomb threat on an Azur Air flight from Moscow to Goa. The plane made an emergency landing at the airbase in Jamnagar, India. everyone on board is safe. “Authorities are thoroughly inspecting the plane,” the Russian embassy said in a statement.

The plane landed safely at Jamnagar (Defence) Airport at 9:49 PM, Jamnagar Airport Manager said.

All passengers were disembarked, he added.

Meanwhile, a Goa police official said that the flight from Moscow was supposed to land at Dabolim airport. The Goa police have beefed up security in and around the Dabolim airport as a precautionary measure, he said.

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