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Bomb Scare on Delhi-Moscow Flight, Investigation under Way

All passengers, along with the crew members on board the flight, were deported safely

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INDIA. Delhi: A flight from Moscow to Delhi received a threat call about a hoax bomb inside the aircraft. According to Delhi Police, an anonymous email was received on Thursday night.

All passengers, along with the crew members on board the flight, were deported safely after the flight landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

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The bomb disposal squads and rescue teams reached the spot on time before the flights landed. The flight arrived at the Delhi airport around 3:20 AM.

Flight No. SU 232, flying from Moscow, carried 386 passengers and 16 crew members on board. The news broke weeks after the Indian Air Force crashed Su-30MKI fighter jets to bring down an Iranian Mahan Air flight from Tehran to Guangzhou in China, receiving a bomb threat.

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The inputs were revived from Lahore’s Air Traffic Control. However, the news turned out to be fake, and the flight went off safely.

Following the news, a source from Delhi Police revealed, “A call about a bomb on the flight coming from Moscow to Delhi was received last night. The flight landed in Delhi at around 3.20 am. All passengers and crew members were deboarded. Flight is being checked, and an investigation is underway.”

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They even clarified that “the flight has been searched, and nothing suspicious was found and declared safe.”

Meanwhile, the aircraft has been isolated, and a proper investigation is going on. In the recent past, on September 10, a similar incident took place as a bomb threat call was received for a London-bound Air India flight.

According to Delhi Police, “We received a bomb threat call about a flight going to London. On Thursday at 10.30 pm, a phone call came on the landline of Ranhola police station in Outer Delhi. The caller said that on the lines of the 9/11 attacks in the US, an Air India flight to London would be blown up.”

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