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Mumbai: IndiGo Flight Grounded After A Woman Informs About Bomb Threat

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| December 15 , 2018 , 14:03 IST

One of the largest airline in India, IndiGo had to ground one of their flight which was scheduled to travel from Mumbai to Lucknow via Delhi after a woman passenger alerted the Mumbai Airport authorities of an alleged bomb threat on Saturday, official sources said.

The passenger, was identified as Uma Narayan Kannadasan, a 41-year-old lady, who was travelling to New Delhi on a GoAir flight G8-329, approached an IndiGo check-in counter and informed officials that there was a bomb on the airline's flight 6E 3612, an airport source said.

She also provided photos of some people claiming they were behind planting the bomb and could be "a threat to the nation".

The flight, with 169 passengers on board, was scheduled to depart at 6.05 am, an airport official said.

The CISF immediately escorted her to the Airport Police Station and she was subjected to sustained questioning in the matter.

Meanwhile, the airport authorities declared the bomb threat as "specific" and a detailed search of all passengers was carried out.

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According to media report, an IndiGo spokesperson said, "A passenger travelling with another private carrier told our staff at the Mumbai airport that there could be a bomb on Mumbai-Delhi flight 6E 3612. IndiGo reported the matter to the authorities concerned and followed the normal security protocol."

"The passenger was found to be mentally unsound. Operations have resumed. However, the flight was delayed by one hour," the spokesperson said.