Updated June 2nd, 2024 at 13:26 IST

Vistara Paris-Mumbai Flight Gets Bomb Threat; Lands At Airport Amid Emergency Alert

A Mumbai-bound Vistara flight with 306 persons onboard from Paris received a bomb threat after which a full emergency was declared at the city airport

Vistara Bomb Scare | Image:Reuters/ Representational
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Mumbai: A Mumbai-bound Vistara flight with 306 persons onboard from Paris received a bomb threat after which a full emergency was declared at the city airport prior to its arrival here, a source said.

The flight landed at 10:19 am on Sunday, the source said.

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Vistara on Sunday reported that its," flight UK 024 from Paris' Charles de Gualle airport to Mumbai received a hand written note on an airsickness bag threatening a bomb," said the source.

Following this, full emergency was declared at 10:08 am, as per the source, who added that the flight landed at 10:19 am.

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"There were 294 passengers and 12 crew onboard the Paris-Mumbai flight," the source said.

Vistara in a statement confirmed that "a security concern has been noted by our staff while onboard the airline's flight UK 024 operating from Paris to Mumbai on 2 June 2024." Following the protocol, the airline immediately informed the relevant authorities, a Vistara spokesperson said in the statement.

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It also said that the flight has landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai and the airline is fully cooperating with the security agencies for all the mandatory checks. 

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Published June 2nd, 2024 at 13:26 IST