Updated May 31st, 2024 at 15:52 IST

Breaking: Delhi-Srinagar Vistara Flight Receives Bomb Threat

A Srinagar bound Vistara flight received bomb threat on Friday, May 31.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Vistara flight | Image:Skytraxratings
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New Delhi: A Srinagar bound Vistara flight received bomb threat on Friday, May 31. The flight took off from the Delhi airport and was heading to Srinagar when it received a bomb threat. 

Flight no-UK-611 had 177 passengers and one infant on board. As it received a bomb threat on Friday, the personnel swung into action and security forces ensured that the flight landed safely at the Srinagar airport. The officials said a threat call was made to the airport around the noon about the flight. 

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Despite the disruption, all passengers are reported to be safe, and the situation is being handled with the utmost priority to ensure their security, said the officials. Authorities are investigating the source of the bomb threat and taking all necessary measures to ensure the continued safety of air travel, said the officials, as reported by ANI. 

Operations Halted For an Hour At Srinagar Airport 

Immediate action was initiated by ATC Srinagar and CISF following established led safety protocols. The Vistara flight which received bomb threat was directed to an isolation bay upon landing, and the security personnel check for all possible dangers. The passengers and the crew deboarded the flight at the isolation bay. Flight operations was halted for about an hour at the Srinagar International Airport, was however resumed later, reported PTI. 

"All passengers were safely de-boarded at the isolation bay. Currently, the aircraft is undergoing a thorough security check by the relevant authorities to ensure the safety of all concerned," an airport official told ANI.

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A thorough search of the plane was carried out and bomb disposal squads and sniffer dogs were also deployed to check any suspicious items. After an exhaustive search, no explosives were found on the plane. 

 

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Published May 31st, 2024 at 15:08 IST