Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight diverted after receiving threat note onboard

New Delhi: A Jet Airways flight 9W 339, a Boeing 737-900 from Mumbai to New Delhi, was diverted to Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Monday due to the detection of an onboard security threat.

The aircraft landed without incident at Ahmedabad at 4.25 a.m. and was parked at a remote bay, where all 115 guests and seven crew members were safely deplaned. The flight departed at 0255 hours from Mumbai.

“Jet Airways is extending full cooperation to the security agencies who are investigating the matter and is not in a position to comment further at this stage. The airline regretted the inconvenience caused to its guests and is making efforts to bring them to Delhi at the earliest,” Jet Airways spokesperson said.

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Jet Airways flight 9W 339 BOM-DEL diverted to Ahmedabad as the pilot in command was informed by the crew that a note was found in toilet stating, “9W 339 is covered by hijackers and a/c should not land and flown straight to POK. 12 ppl on board. If you put landing you can hear the noise of people dying. Don’t take it as a joke. Cargo area contains explosive bombs and will blast if you land in DEL. Allah is great.”

Soon after receiving the message, the Bomb Threat Action Committee (BTAC) assembled at the Ahmedabad airport and started the investigation process.



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