Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing at IGI airport

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Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing at IGI airport

 A Turkish plane made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport on Tuesday after a bomb threat was reported on the aircraft. National Security Guard commandos were rushed to the Indira Gandhi International airport after 148 passengers travelling in the aircraft, headed to Istanbul, were evacuated.
“The pilot observed something suspicious and informed the Air Traffic Controller. The aircraft has been taken to the isolation bay,” a source in the Central Industrial Security Force told Hindustan Times. The aircaft was in the Indian airspace when a crew member noticed “bomb in cargo hold” written on the mirror of aircraft’s washroom, the source added.

A security sweep of the aircraft was underway at an isolated bay of the airport, but television reports said no suspicious item was found in the initial stages of the investigation. The baggage of the passengers would also be checked thoroughly, the report said.

A Turkish Airlines jet was diverted on Monday after a “suspicious item” was reported on board. The aircraft was later cleared to fly, according to aviation monitoring firm Flight Radar.In May, operations were temporarily suspended and staff was evacuated from the cargo area at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi following a radiation scare but authorities later declared that there was no radioactive leakage.

A Turkish Airlines flight, with 148 people on board, has made anemergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

According to reports, the flight, which was plying between Bangkok and Istanbul, received a bomb threat.Media reports have stated that the plane has been taken to an isolated bay at the IGI airport.All security agencies are on high alert.

Further details are awaited.

credit (ANI)

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