Bomb Threat on IndiGo Flight: Delhi-Deogarh Plane Diverted to Lucknow
IndiGo flight 6E 6191 from Delhi-Deogarh was diverted to Lucknow, but later on, the aircraft was permitted to take off after all the necessary security checks at the airport.
Following a specific bomb threat today, IndiGo aircraft 6E 6191 headed from Delhi to Deogarh was diverted to Lucknow. The aircraft was authorised for takeoff after all essential security procedures were undertaken. Investigation for the incident is underway.
Informing about the incident, the airline said in a statement, "IndiGo flight 6E 6191 operating from Delhi to Deogarh was diverted to Lucknow following a specific bomb threat today. All necessary security protocols were followed & the aircraft was cleared for takeoff." They added, "IndiGo is following the rules of the security agencies in the probe."
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In a similar incident on the same day, IndiGo flight 6E-2051 from Mumbai to Delhi received a hoax bomb threat. Following the threat, the aircraft was taken to a remote bay for necessary security inspection at the airport.
Addressing the issue IndiGo said in a statement, "Regarding IndiGo Airlines flight 6E-2051 from Mumbai to Delhi, a statement said, "As per protocol, the aircraft was taken to a remote bay for search by the security agencies on arrival at Delhi airport. The passengers left the airport after all the necessary security protocols were followed. IndiGo is following the rules of the security agencies in the investigation. We regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers."
In a related incident, IndiGo Airlines received a bomb threat call in August 2022 for their flight 6E-65 from Chennai to Dubai. The evacuation and search of the entire aircraft added almost 6 hours to the journey, which was carrying about 170 passengers. An IndiGo flight (6e 2126) with a destination of Delhi was reportedly grounded at Patna Airport on July 22, 2022, after a passenger allegedly said he had a bomb in his backpack.