Hijack threat call delays Jet Airways flight

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 03:45 hrs

Bangalore: A hijack threat call delayed the departure of a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Bangalore on Oct 22.

The Mumbai-Bangalore flight 2301 was delayed by over two hours after a call centre of the carrier received an anonymous call that the aircraft would be hijacked, Mumbai airport sources told PTI.

The call was received around 3:40 pm, 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the flight with around 50 passengers and crew.

The aircraft was moved to a remote parking bay and checks were being carried out as per the standard operating procedure, the sources said.

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