Bomb threat to Air India flight to US was a hoax

By Xappie Desk, June 27, 2019 17:09 IST

Bomb threat to Air India flight to US was a hoax

A US-bound Air India flight made an unscheduled landing in London -- escorted by fighter jets of the Royal Air Force -- for what the airline initially called a 'bomb threat'. Minutes later, the tweet was deleted without any update being offered. It turned out that the matter was a hoax, news agency Reuters reported, quoting an unnamed official of Air India.

 
A hoax call was received at Mumbai airport, the official said, adding that there is no security threat.
 
Air India said earlier that flight AI 191 from Mumbai to Newark had made a precautionary landing at London Stansted Airport “due to bomb threat.”



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