Bomb threat to Khatmandu- Delhi flight

jet flightAirport authorities in Nepal on Sunday evacuated passengers from a Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport after receiving a threat about a bomb on the plane, officials said. “We conducted a search in the plane after evacuating all the passengers,” said Devendra K.C., spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
Nothing was found inside the Boeing 737 plane after a thorough search, and officials were now searching the luggage of the passengers. The plane was scheduled to take off at 4.20 p.m. carrying 169 people, including crew members. All national and international flights were cancelled up to 6 p.m., officials said. Deputy Inspector General Madhav Joshi, who is also the spokesperson of Nepal Police, confirmed that airport security officials received information about a bomb on the Delhi-bound flight.
“We evacuated the pasengers and are conducting a search. Passengers were told the flight was delayed due to bad weather. The flight was put on hold and a search is going on,” he said. Security was beefed up at airport after the threat. The plane was kept in an isolation bay and searched by a bomb disposal squad of the Nepal Army.

Medaram Jathara

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